Government approaches IMF due to current account deficit: PM

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

23rd Sep, 2019. 07:10 pm
Imran Khan on the sidelines of UN session

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the previous governments failed to find a solution to Pakistan’s economic problems due to this the current government had to rely on the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

While addressing the Council of Foreign Relations in New York today, he said that China, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates helped Pakistan and particularly its economy in taxing times.

The prime minister said that when his party came into power, the economic condition of the country was deteriorated and China was the first country who helped us.

Prime Minister Imran Khan further said that the government approached the IMF due to current account deficit.

He further said that the America had left Pakistan alone after the Russia (former Soviet Union) was withdrawing from Afghanistan.

The Premier said that after 9/11, the US needed Pakistan’s help once again.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also met with Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson today.

Both dignitaries discussed the current situation of US-Pakistan relations, recent developments in the disputed territory of Kashmir, and Pakistan’s relationship with India, Afghanistan, and other neighboring countries.

Earlier today, US Senator Lindsey Graham called on Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss about the deteriorating situation in occupied Kashmir.

Yesterday, Prime Minister Imran Khan held meetings with the US special envoy for Afghanistan, US senators and the Amnesty International secretary general Komi Naidoo, in New York.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also met with Founder of Kashmir Study Group and a Srinagar-born Kashmiri-American, Farooq Kathwari on Saturday in New York to discuss the deteriorated situation in Indian occupied Kashmir.

Prime Minister Imran khan is in New York to represent Pakistan in the 74th session of United Nations General Assembly, will address the world body on Friday, September 27.

During his week-long visit, the premier will hold several bilateral meetings with his counterparts from various countries including Malaysian and Belgian counterparts and will also meet the president of World Bank and Bill Gates.

Premier will also meet US president Donald Trump to exchange views on the current situation in Indian occupied Kashmir.

He will also participate in high-level UN summits on climate change, sustainable development, universal health coverage and financing for development.

 

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