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AfPak File: Assessing COVID-19's Second Wave In Pakistan

December 3, 202043:34

Earlier this year, the Pakistani government earned international praise for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. In recent days, however, the number of cases and deaths have risen significantly in the country, raising new concerns about a second wave and Islamabad's ability to contain it.

The latest edition of The AfPak File assesses the degree of the threat posed by Covid-19 in Pakistan today, evaluates the government's response, and explores what's lies ahead for the country.

Joining the discussion are Dr. Mohsin Zaman, secretary general of the Young Doctors's Association of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province; Sumaira Jajja, a Karachi-based senior journalist with Dawn; Benazir Shah, a reporter with Geo; and Michael Kugelman, Asia Program deputy director and senior associate for South Asia with the Wilson Center.

Muhammad Tahir, media manager for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, moderates the discussion.

This podcast originally appeared on RFE/RL.


Muhammad Tahir

Media Manager, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Asia Program

The Asia Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more