The government should develop a stabilisation programme of its own and return to the IMF by the end of the year.
The centre of gravity of the political system has moved from the old and tried to the young and aspiring.
Pakistan need to quickly develop an approach towards international commerce that will bring in more foreign exchange.
There are no ‘grand strategies’ in any of the manifestoes that can address the difficult issues that must be tackled.
Social sectors, along with agriculture are the two priority areas for PTI, as mentioned in their manifesto.
What the PML-N is less clear about is its plan to find the money to finance the effort it wants to launch.
If PPP does well in the May elections, it will be largely because of the success of Benazir Income Support Programme.
Those who take office now will have to make a number of public policy choices to pull country back from edge of abyss.
Financial flows originating in the diaspora communities will become increasingly important.
About a 0.3 percentage point increase in national income could be attributed to remittances from the United States.