IMF delegation meets government officials today

Anum RizwanWeb Editor

17th Sep, 2019. 04:05 pm

A meeting was called by the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) delegation with Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday, to review Pakistan’s economic condition and ongoing bailout package given by the fund to Islamabad.

Adviser Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Governor State Bank Dr Reza Baqir and Secretary Finance Naveed Kamran Baloch were present in the meeting.

According to the details, IMF Director for Middle East and Central Asia Jihad Azour is leading the delegation.

A Finance Ministry representative said the delegation is here to review the programme as per schedule.

The officials of the ministry of finance briefed IMF over the tax target.

A delegation of International Monetary Fund (IMF) arrived Pakistan yesterday.

According to details, The IMF will express concern over Pakistan’s economic performance with Pakistani officials during the visit.

International Monetary Fund’s SOS (Save Our Soul) mission will suggest ways to the cash-strapped government to curtail the budget deficit being faced by the country.

On Monday (16 September), the team held informal meetings with Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Shabbar Zaidi.

The delegation will remain in Pakistan until 20 September.

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