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AfPak File Podcast: Assessing Covid-19's Second Wave In Pakistan

PAKISTAN -- A teacher (Left) checks the body temperature of a child wearing a facemask at the entrance of a junior campus school upon arrival in Islamabad on September 30, 2020.

Earlier this year, the Pakistani government earned international praise for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. In recent days, however, the number of cases and deaths have risen significantly in the country, raising new concerns about a second wave and Islamabad's ability to contain it.

The latest edition of The AfPak File assesses the degree of the threat posed by Covid-19 in Pakistan today, evaluates the government's response, and explores what's lies ahead for the country.

Joining the discussion are Dr. Mohsin Zaman, secretary general of the Young Doctors's Association of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province; Sumaira Jajja, a Karachi-based senior journalist with Dawn; Benazir Shah, a reporter with Geo; and Michael Kugelman, Asia Program deputy director and senior associate for South Asia with the Wilson Center.

Muhammad Tahir, media manager for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, moderates the discussion.

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