December 12 – The Diplomat report by Hannan R. Hussain states that since Pakistan’s general elections, a series of questions have surrounded freedom of press in the country. Human rights movements that demand justice for missing persons have cropped up and died down almost instantly. Pakistan-U.S. ties have undergone significant strain in the meantime.
The Wall Street Journal: Pakistan Turns to Gulf Countries to Keep Economy Afloat
January 22 – The Wall Street Journal report by Saeed Shah states that Prime Minister Imran Khan has opened a new chapter in Pakistan’s long history of using its strategic position to win foreign support – this time turning to Arab Gulf Nations to help keep the economy afloat.