According to the sources, a visit of a delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is expected today in Pakistan in which they are supposed to discuss an IMF-supported program.
In this regard, Dr. Khaqan Najeeb- an adviser & spokesman for the Ministry of Finance has told that there might be a discussion on funds of about $7 to $8 billion to Pakistan between both parties. And the IMF team may have official visits to the federal Board of Revenue & the State Bank of Pakistan along with the officials of the ministry.
He further stated that the major key point had already been set during the discussion of the Ministry of Finance with its shareholders i.e. “State Bank of Pakistan, Power and Gas Division, Privatization Commission, Federal Board of Revenue and Benazir Income support Programme” last week.
Further, Mr. PM- Imran Khan in his visit to Beijing China on Friday also had a meeting with Christine Lagarde- Director IMF in which they focused on Pakistan’s relation with the global lender and the necessity of IMF program for Pakistan. They also talked about the need for social safety against the societies unprotected classes.
The Director IMF- Christine Lagarde in her later social media post had expressed the joy of meeting with the Pakistani Prime minister in which the two sides had discussed the comprehensive policy package in detail whose prospects were to ponder over the economic stability of Pakistan, strengthening the government, safeguarding the poor and international financial support.