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Pakistan opposition will push back on crackdown

Wednesday, July 24, 2019


Pakistan government's crackdown on the opposition.


The anti-corruption National Accountability Bureau (NAB) last week arrested former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who denies the charges against him. In recent weeks, the NAB has arrested several opposition politicians.


  • The opposition will intensify its criticisms of the government's austerity measures, introduced in line with the IMF bailout.
  • The government will likely see greater internal strain as it comes under growing pressure.
  • The politically powerful military may try to exert more overt control over policy.

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