PM to attend World Government Summit, meet IMF Chief: Fawad

ISLAMABAD:Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Sunday said the Prime Minister Imran Khan during his day-long trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for attending the seventh edition of the World Government Summit would also meet with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Chief Christine Lagarde.The information minister told foreign media that Imran and Lagarde would bring into discussion matters pertaining to holding up bailout negotiations.

“This will give us an opportunity to comprehend the IMF observations and we will be able to present our version to her,” said Chaudhry.

He added that Pakistan wants a decided bailout package, which would not affect the growth rate of the country.

The minister went on saying that the problem was not the (IMF) deal, it was the condition attached to it adding, he said we did not want conditions that hurt Pakistan’s growth prospects rather a fair deal that could actually help Pakistan in the short-term, without affecting our long-term economic goals.