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Pakistan's deal with IMF clouded as Khan faces confidence vote

Ruling coalition setback raises uncertainty, with China seen edging closer

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will seek a confidence vote in parliament after his finance minister lost his senate seat.   © Reuters

KARACHI -- Pakistan's economic reform agenda aided by the International Monetary Fund is under threat due to the potential dissolution of Prime Minister Imran Khan's government.

Khan's coalition suffered a defeat in recent senate elections, a blow that may push Pakistan to lean more heavily on China to shore up its economy.

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