Pakistan Floods: Coping with Disaster

Pakistan is reeling under one of the biggest natural disasters in the history of the country, as
large swathes of its territory lies under flood waters. While such floods are devastating under
any circumstances, its adverse effects are more in a country like Pakistan that is battling
Islamist insurgency, and has a fragile civilian government and a weak economy. This brief
examines the challenges that Pakistan is facing in dealing with this calamity.