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Pakistan 'misses growth targets'

One of the biggest challenges facing Pakistan's newly elected government is the deteriorating health of the country's economy,

Its finances are in a mess and its foreign exchange reserves have been dwindling. The country is facing a looming crisis as bigger payments to the International Monetary Fund become due later in the year.

To make matters worse, growth and investment have remained low and an absence of new job opportunities has meant more and more young educated people are out of work.

A fresh economic survey says the country's last government missed nearly all of its growth targets.

Shahzeb Jillani reports on the findings of the survey and the state of the country's struggling economy.

  • 12 Jun 2013