IMF mission chief’s visit to Pakistan concludes

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ISLAMABAD: The maiden visit of International Monterey Fund (IMF) mission chief for Pakistan came to an end on Wednesday.

As per details, IMF Mission Chief to Pakistan Ernesto Ramirez-Rigo visited Islamabad and Karachi during March 26-27.

The lending organization’s mission chief focused on the recent economic developments and prospects for Pakistan in the context of ongoing discussions toward an IMF-supported programme.

In Islamabad, Ramirez-Rigo met Finance Minister Asad Umar, Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razzak Dawood, Power Minister Omer Ayub Khan, State Minister for Revenue Hammad Azhar, and several other senior government officials, including Finance Secretary Younus Dagha, Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Jehanzeb Khan, and Advisor to PM on Institutional Reforms and Austerity Ishrat Hussain.

In Karachi, he met State Bank of Pakistan Governor Tariq Bajwa as well as other senior officials of the central bank.

It is pertinent to mention that Ramirez-Rigo assumed the responsibilities as Pakistan mission chief earlier this month. This was his first visit to the country.

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