The new government in Pakistan has a number of challenges to deal with. The most pressing issue relates to the economic overhauling of an almost bankrupt country that cannot move an inch without resorting to the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The newly-elected government should realise the fact that long-term economic development can never be achieved without bringing in the much-needed political stability. In place of makeshift arrangements, the country needs a comprehensive strategy to cater to its financial needs and that too without looking towards the IMF, which seems unlikely in the current scenario. Time is running out and Pakistan needs to take some drastic measures to avoid economic failure, a daunting task that requires politicians, technocrats and the establishment to sort out their difference and work together.