Economic, political, security and climate chaos: What needs to change to save Pakistan? | DW News

Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan has been arrested in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad. He was bundled away by police outside the High Court, where he faces charges in multiple corruption cases. Khan, who was ousted in a no-confidence vote last April, accuses the government of orchestrating a campaign to neutralize him politically.

The turmoil over Khans arrest is just one reason more for more and more young people to line up, get their passports and leave the country – Pakistan is suffering from a severe bout of brain drain.

On top of the political uncertainty, there’s mounting insecurity, economic hardship and extreme weather.

Hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis are leaving for jobs abroad amid the country’s financial and security woes – a brain drain that threatens to further damage the struggling economy. 64 percent of the population of Pakistan or some 148 million is less than 30 years old. A young population that can be an asset to the country.

Our News Asia reporter Beenish Javed is from Pakistan. We ask her: Why are educated young people leaving Pakistan?

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