South Asia Monitor: Pakistan: A Snapshot View - September 1, 1998
September 1, 1998
Events since Pakistan's nuclear tests early this summer have put severe pressure on an already fragile situation. The government of Pakistan is negotiating a program with the International Monetary Fund to deal with their short-term financial problems and their longer-term development challenges. Implementing it will pose a challenge for the country's political and governmental institutions. In addition, the government needs to deal with a worsening relationship with India, strains in its ties with the United States, and an uncertain situation in Afghanistan.