The General elections in Pakistan on July 25 have been a game changer for this nation of about 200 million people. Across the length and breadth of the country they have voted for change in the form of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, the party led by the charismatic Imran Khan.
South Asia is one of the most densely populated and among the poorest regions of the world. Its socio-economic indicators are abysmal. This vast region has not been able to remain in step with Asia’s mainstream development, signified by China, Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold an informal summit with President Xi Jinping of China in Wuhan at the weekend. He is expected to visit China again for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Qing Dao in June.