Pakistan’s economic trouble is somewhat weird because even Bangladesh has better GDP per Capita and living standards. And it has way more people, especially than Iran yet it’s GDP is less.


If Pakistan’s economic problem is this sever with the backing of the West, great relationship with China and Turkey and much of the Arab world- how would it realistically fair if it was left by US and it’s allies for better relations with India?


Why do Pakistani leaders seem to think playing China and US at this point is a good policy? When this could vary much alienate one of them? Especially considering their poor economic condition?