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ISLAMABAD: There is no likelihood of any further delay in the staff-level agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as matters are progressing in a positive direction, said Aisha Ghaus Pasha, the Minister of State for Finance and Revenue.

“Virtual talks are being held and things are moving forward. I am very optimistic as things are moving forward positively,” said the minister while talking to media persons here on Monday.

Quick execution of Rs170bn tax initiative: IMF not only satisfied, but ‘surprised too’: MoS

Replying to a question about signing of the Letter of Intent (LoI), she said that it is difficult to talk about the timeline in this regard, as talks are continuing and there seems to be no further delay.

She further said that the Finance Supplementary Bill will be passed from the National Assembly today (Monday).

Copyright Business Recorder, 2023

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KU Feb 21, 2023 03:27pm
Tell us the truth! What is IMF telling the government? Their recent concern about making life difficult for the poor is on agenda, and telling the government to tax the not-taxed people and sectors is the real issue for the elite of our country. Meanwhile, the government is consistently ignoring the rapidly deteriorating situation of agriculture at the peril of the nation. The not-so-competent need to understand the extraordinary circumstances requires definitive measures for the immediate future of the country.
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