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IMF acknowledges Pakistan’s economic reforms program


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

20th Dec, 2019. 07:05 pm
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that economic reforms program of Pakistan is on track and has started to give fruitful results.

According to details, after Completion of IMF’s first review on Pakistan’s economic performance under the Extended Fund Facility, Executive Board of the IMF has made this observation.

IMF said that Pakistani authorities has implemented on decisive policy which is helping to preserve economic stability.

Earlier this month, the Pakistan’s economy seems to be stepping out of trouble and heading towards stability.

From the stock market to the currency market and the current account deficit, international credit rating agencies are all talking about economic stability of Pakistan.

The rupee strengthened against the dollar and reached at five-month high. Currency dealers are expecting to receive a large amount of dollars from outside countries in the coming days, after which the value of the dollar will decline further.

Next installment of $ 450 million is expected from IMF

The US Official Alice Wells had also appreciated improvement in Pakistan’s outlook by credit rating agency Moody’s.

Alice Wells serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs.

The US diplomat credited the change due to the the reforms undertaken by the finance ministry.

The diplomat also appreciated the recent International Monetary Fund programme implemented by the country.

Moody’s Investors Services on Monday had revised Pakistan’s outlook from ‘Negative’ to ‘Stable’.

It announced bumping Pakistan’s outlook rating in a report and affirmed a B3 rating for the country.

It also confirmed that the economy’s future look stable as opposed to negative earlier.

The credit rating agency said it had positively revised the outlook in light of further improvement in Pakistan’s balance of payments.

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