IMF mission visits planning ministry, discusses economic policies

ISLAMABAD: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission Chief Ernesto Rigo on Friday called on Planning, Development and Reform Secretary Zafar Hasan and discussed the status of Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP), China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and other aspects of planning, including macroeconomic policies.

Project Director Hassan Daud, Chief Macroeconomic Zafarul Hassan and senior officials of the ministry were also present on the occasion.

The two sides exchanged views on the growth targets as well as policy adjustments to keep up the growth momentum. The planning secretary gave a comprehensive overview of the planning process and on the CPEC programme.

The two sides also shared measures to create growth through both external and internal balance. The role of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) was also discussed in the meeting.

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