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Pakistan’s COVID-19 Crisis

A federal government misstep – lifting a lockdown too soon – has placed Pakistan among the twelve countries hardest hit by coronavirus.

Nor has the economy recovered as intended.

  • ICG

Authorities should let provinces make more health decisions and focus on helping citizens in need.

What’s new?

Hoping to mitigate COVID-19’s economic toll, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government lifted a countrywide lockdown in May, leading to a spike in cases.

August could see another surge since the public, misled by the clergy and mixed messaging from the government itself, may…

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