By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The floods ravaging Pakistan are generating fears that Taliban insurgents could regroup amid the chaos and destruction. The country's already anemic economy is expected to weaken, increasing the poverty that is a factor in the militancy wracking the country.
Initial estimates by brokerage firm Topline Securities suggest that the economy may lose up to 1 percent of its gross domestic product, or $1.8 billion, said Mohammad Sohail, the brokerage firm's chief executive.
Inflation will likely worsen, he added.