Imran Khan, the former prime minister of Pakistan, has called for swift elections in the country to address the government's handling of the economy.
During an interaction with foreign media outlets in Islamabad, Khan criticised the government and said, "The problem is this government will push Pakistan to the brink.
What if the economy tanks and we default?
It will be beyond all of us.
" Pakistan's economy is already struggling, impacted further by unprecedented floods over the summer, with total losses estimated at $30bn.
Khan's call for early elections comes as Pakistan's economy experiences a crisis, with inflation rates hovering around 10%, leading to widespread protests and strikes.
The government has initiated several reforms, including a crackdown on tax evaders and increasing energy prices, but the measures have not been successful in stabilising the economy.
The current government has not responded to Khan's call for early elections, and some political analysts have criticised the former prime minister for exacerbating political tensions in the country.
Meanwhile, the opposition parties have welcomed Khan's call and have called for more united efforts to address the country's economic crisis.
Political instability and the economic crisis remain major challenges for Pakistan, and the outcome of Khan's call for early elections remains to be seen.