September 10, 2023
Finance Pakistan

Govt Willing To Meet all IMF Requests To Restore Loan Programme

Conveying its willingness to accept all the four major conditions of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the government on Thursday requested the lender to send its mission to Pakistan at the earliest, preferably next week, to conclude a long-awaited agreement to revive the loan programme.

“We have completed our workings on all four areas on the basis of our interactions on the sidelines of the Geneva conference,” a senior member of the government told after weeklong consultations, including at least two sessions presided over by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif through a video link from Lahore.

“We are ready to move ahead with reforms committed under the programme and we plan to implement all decisions during the course of talks with the proposed IMF mission,” the official said.

Another participant said that the IMF bailout package was a panacea for all cha­l­­lenges Pakistan faced today and there was no other exit route from default, which was the Fund mission had been re­­quested to sit across the table and finalise everything.

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