February 12 – The Express Tribune report by Shahbaz Rana states that a decision on nearly $6 billion worth of short-term debt that Pakistan is required to return before June will play a role in determining the size of the next bailout package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as repayments will increase the country’s immediate financing requirements by the same amount.
Bloomberg: Where the Latest India-Pakistan Conflict May Lead
February 15 – Bloomberg report by Iain Marlow states that tensions between India and Pakistan are escalating once again. India has blamed Pakistan for a Feb. 14 terrorist attack on security forces in Kashmir that killed dozens of paramilitary troops. The suicide attack was the worst incident of violence since India elected Narendra Modi in 2014 and took place in the run-up to a tightly contested general election due by May.