September 5, 2023
Finance Pakistan

Bailout Talks Between IMF, Pakistan End Without Deal

Discussions between the International Monetary Fund and cash-strapped Pakistan for the waiver of much-needed budgets from a bailout container have ended without any administrator statement.

Pakistan’s finance secretary notified journalists there were tremendous problems between the two sides that required to be decided. He summed up that the IMF provided Pakistan a list of essential efforts and inquired of for more moment to achieve a consensus. 

The IMF did not issue an announcement on the quality of the bargain at the end of the negotiations, which ran from January 31 to Thursday.

Pakistan is confronting bankruptcy as its deficit is ascending, earnings are shrinking and foreign budgets are critically low. 

IMF team and administrators from Pakistan’s finance, petroleum and energy churches and other departments sought a way for the country to receive more than $1 billion from a $6 billion bailout program agreed to in 2019. The size of the package was increased by almost $500 million last year after Pakistan suffered devastating floods. 

The talks came after months of delays as the government, like its predecessor, reneged on reform commitments, such as increasing petroleum prices, ending subsidies to reduce the energy sector’s exorbitant debt, and increasing taxes.

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