Shaky economy, political crisis and terrorism add to Pakistan's flood woes

Mismanagement, low exports and structural weakness led to Pakistan's economy being in bad shape even before the floods. PHOTO: AFP
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ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's widespread flooding is adding to the country's other crises: a shaky economy that has forced the government to seek financial aid from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), intractable political turmoil and the return of bloody militancy.

Pakistan's economy was already in a bad shape even before the floods, with Islamabad seeking US$6 billion (S$8.4 billion) in aid from the IMF.

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