IMF delegation meets Asad Umar

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IMF delegation meets Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance Asad Umar held a meeting with the visiting International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Harald Finger here and discussed matters of mutual interests.

The mission leader shared his initial assessment with the finance minister on various sectors of the economy, following the delegation's interaction with officials of relevant ministries and entities.

The finance minister shared with the delegation, PTI government’s vision on economy. He referred to the corrective measures being taken to remove imbalances in the economy and said that the new government had come to power with an agenda of wide ranging reforms.

Asad Umar said the government has a strong resolve for implementing deep structural and institutional reforms.

"The government is committed to safeguarding the poor and vulnerable segments of the society and shall invest more in social protection, human development and creating employment opportunities", the minister added.

Along with structural and governance reforms, revival of domestic industry and export sector are high priorities of the Government. He said Pakistan looked forward to receiving IMF support for government’s efforts aimed at achieving an economic turnaround.

The mission will continue its discussions with the relevant authorities during the next several days.

APP