IMF delegation reaches Pakistan to hold talks today


Islamabad: A delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) arrived in Islamabad today to review economic reforms.

The IMF delegation headed by Herald Finger will hold talks with the new government.

The Pakistani team will include the finance secretary, governor State Bank of Pakistan and secretary for economic affairs.

The IMF delegation will meet Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Asad Umar and Minister for planning and development during week-long stay in Pakistan.

The delegation will hold discussions on matters pertaining to the payment of loan installments with Pakistan officials.

The IMF delegation will review economic reforms in Pakistan as well as government measures to reduce the current deficit. The delegation will also review government measures to increase tax revenue.

Pakistan has gone to the IMF repeatedly since the late 1980s. The last time was in 2013, when Islamabad got a $6.6 billion loan to tackle an economic crisis.


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