Tarin hopes successful outcome of IMF negotiations

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ISLAMABAD:

Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin expressed hope on Thursday for a successful outcome of top-level negotiations between Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), for putting the $6 billion Extended Fund Facility (EFF) back on track.

“I believe that the progress we have made to date is really encouraging and as we say, Inshallah I see this happening now in this visit,” the federal minister said in an interview with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) on ‘Pakistan’s Economic Future’.

The minister added that the concluding sixth round of talks with the IMF were the most important part of his visit to the US, adding that many virtual meetings had already taken place while technical level discussions had also been concluded.

“Final meetings would be held with seniors at the IMF, including the managing director of the Fund,” Tarin added.

The minister said his government thought the IMF’s…

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