Tuesday October 11, 2022

Finance Minister Leaves For USA To Hold Talks With World Bank, IMF

Islamabad: Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar has left for the United States.

During the visit, he will hold talks with IMF and World Bank officials.

Earlier, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says all Letters of Credit payments up to fifty thousand dollars will be released by the next month.

He said total pending cases of Letter of Credit payments are 7,952 and 4,400 of them will be resolved after this decision. He said the government is committed to address concerns of the business community.

The Finance Minister also clarified that Pakistan is not going to the Paris Club for rescheduling of its loans. He said Pakistan will ensure payments of its national sovereign debt liabilities with the multilateral institutions well in time. He said a strategy has been evolved in this regard.

Ishaq Dar also rejected speculations about any extension in the maturity of an international bond of the country. He said that bond is being matured in December this year and we will not seek its extension and all the payments in this regard will be made timely.

Finance Minister also clarified that we are not going to renegotiate the IMF Programme. He said Pakistan is a sovereign country and all international commitments will be fulfilled.

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