Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and State Bank of Pakistan Governor Reza Baqir had an interactive session with the IMF executive directors from G-7 countries i.e. United States, United Kingdom, France, Canada, Italy, Japan and Germany, China, Russia and Switzerland, in their recent visit to Washington.
They apprised the International Monetary Fund officials of the ongoing reform process under the IMF programme in Pakistan, besides the government’s strong commitment towards its successful implementation.
The IMF board members shared their thoughts and appreciated the government’s resolve to stabilise and revive the economy.
They also appreciated the government’s focus on social safety programmes for the vulnerable segments and measures taken for curtailing expenditure and broadening of the tax base in the recent budget.