Finance Minister Asad Umar on Thursday (Feb 21) while speaking to media after addressing the Business Leaders Conference in Islamabad said that Pakistan is in talks with the IMF and is holding sessions on a regular basis.
Finance minister said, “We are in talks with the IMF and are holding sessions on a regular basis. Last week, we had two technical sessions with the international lender and have over one interaction every week.” “The government will again talk with the IMF this week and we are sharing economic data with the,” he continued. Umar added, “Following the finalisation of terms, an IMF mission will visit Pakistan.”
Responding to a question, Umar said, “India will face losses following an increase in duties on Pakistani products. Pakistan will not face any burden after the increase in duties.” “Grooming of professionals is imperative to improve the quality of governance in the country,” Umar said. “Capabilities of professionals can be utilised in the best manner through providing them incentives,” he added.
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20 May, 2019