Finance Minister briefs PM about meetings, progress with IMF delegation

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Finance Minister briefs PM about meetings, progress with IMF delegation

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar, who is accompanying the Prime Minister Imran Khan during his official visit

to Malaysia, briefed the prime minister about the visit, meetings and progress till now with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation in Pakistan.

The finance minister informed the prime minister that efforts were being made to settle bilateral affairs with the

IMF in such a way which would have positive results on the economy and which could not put burden on the people,

a press release issued by the PM Media wing here said.

He said that progress on meetings held so far with the Fund were encouraging, however, final decision regarding the bailout package would be made keeping in view people’s interests and vision of the government.

Asad Umar told the prime minister that the IMF programme had no immediate pressure on Pakistan’s economy, adding that understanding Pakistan’s priorities by the IMF delegation was an encouraging step.

APP