Says overseas Pakistanis should be treated as VIPs, because incentivising and facilitating them will benefit the country.
An official says the legislative part of the IMF deal will be introduced in parliament next week.
Finance adviser says central bank will make decisions regarding monetary and foreign exchange policies independently.
Fund acknowledges Pakistan's progress in implementing the programme "despite a difficult environment".
Pakistan will have to meet ‘prior actions’ for approval by Fund’s executive board.
The objects and reasons of the amendment are to optimise the operational efficiency of the banking sector regulator.
Actions include SBP bill approval, withdrawal of tax exemptions, increase in energy tariff.
PTI govt has tried to explain to the IMF that it lacks the numbers in parliament required to amend law to make SBP autonomous.
The negotiations on the draft amendments are continuing and are expected to be finalised early next week.
With neither side coming clean on reasons for current ‘interruption’, it can only be hoped the hiatus in talks will be temporary.
Officials insist negotiations still on track and Fund’s statement will announce resumption of $6bn programme.
IMF official says talks between the Fund and govt on the sixth review of the $6bn EFF have progressed to a “very good step”.
Says the govt realised that increasing tariffs without structural changes would increase inflation, make industry uncompetitive.
Minister says negotiating team will stay in US to finalise resumption of loan facility.
Finance minister says IMF has been informed power tariffs will be increased in a gradual manner to avoid abrupt inflation.
The next round will be in Washington face-to-face, the finance minister's spokesperson says.
Tarin to hold policy-level talks with Fund management next week; finance ministry challenges WB estimates.
Fund's largest-ever allocation of $650bn will be distributed among member states as per their Special Drawing Rights quota.
"We stand ready to continue supporting Pakistan achieve the objectives of debt sustainability and sustainable growth," says IMF.
Finance minister says global lender’s concerns over Rs1.6tr Kamyab Pakistan Programme will be addressed.
The IMF subjects the people already hurt by the failures of their governments to more hurt by the failures of the markets.
Expresses optimism that sixth review of $6bn financial package will conclude positively.
Says $2.5bn Eurobonds to be launched within months.
“We stand ready to continue to support Pakistan,” says IMF spokesperson.
Budget for FY22 faces massive risks such as inflation and a resurgence of the trade deficit.
"This time the IMF was not friendly with us and the programme was front-loaded and tough," he says.
More than 1,000 projects worth Rs340 billion have been registered along with another 292 tentative projects under the scheme.
The prime minister is under extreme pressure to pump growth further next year, as well as enhance spending.
The design of the IMF programme has led to perverse incentives and unintended consequences.
Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin says the higher power tariff is leading to corruption and affecting economic growth.