Saudi Arabia will again give Pakistan oil worth $1.5 billion on deferred payment in July.
Speaking on the floor of the Lower House of Parliament, Minister for Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin confirmed that Pakistan has requested Saudi Arabia for oil on deferred payments after the rise in global crude oil prices, adding that the oil supply agreement with Saudi Arabia is nearing completion and details will be revealed in two to three days.
He said that Pakistan’s exports are declining and imports are increasing. The government has procured Coronavirus vaccine worth Rs 4.5 billion this year.
The minister said that failure to increase wheat prices in previous years has led to decrease in the production, while the current government led by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is forced to import wheat due to shortage.