3.5 millon children at risk , economy and exports to contract as losses could exceed $10bn
Pakistan seeks restructuring of $10bn IMF loan as the United Nations urges help and raises $500 million
Given the initial reports about crop and other losses,
it now appears that Pakistan’s economy may contract in the next twelve months
and total output, property and other losses
would exceed $10 billion
and Pakistan could borrow as much as $8bn in new loans in the next six months.
This would be another mistake.
Pakistan’s lenders must start considering debt cancellation as a form of assistance
because it might be a more effective and sustainable solution.