Govt will have to show progress in tax reforms, electricity and gas prices adjustment mechanism, subsidies etc.
Fund wants Rs5.1tr collected, authorities insist on target being set to Rs4.7tr.
Extended Fund Facility will be revised after Covid-19 is over as macroeconomic indicators deteriorate.
"This government won’t do a deal with our labour force rather it sacrifices rights of labour at the altar of IMF."
Continued IMF support must be seen against the backdrop of regional political developments rather than economic.
“Will the IMF override decisions taken by the prime minister and the cabinet?” asks Rabbani.
One hopes the IMF can tweak the programme to include greater structural conditionality.
Announcement made by Fund’s mission chief for Pakistan.
The government’s efforts should be concentrated on easing the constraints faced by exporters.
Ask govt for FIA’s report on the wheat crisis.
It looks like the recent round of talks with the IMF have gone quite well, perhaps better than expected.
"Poorly-designed bailouts don’t allow reforms."
“All end-December performance criteria were met, and structural benchmarks have been completed,” says IMF statement.
Spending cuts only way to avoid mini-budget, officials tell lawmakers.
Says country’s economic independence, people’s interests be kept supreme.
Suggests cut in import tariffs, signing of more free trade agreements.
Altercation caused after the energy minister said that corruption is in the genetic makeup of the opposition.
FBR proposes Rs4.7tr as the maximum amount of collection while IMF is asking it to aim for Rs4.9tr, say sources.
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Asad confirms not attending ECC meetings chaired by finance adviser.
No room for more revenue measures in a slowing economy, tax officials say.
The IMF review comes as the country's fiscal deficit breached 2.3 per cent of GDP in the first half of 2019-20.
Having cut off the monetary roots of inflation, why are prices continuing to spiral?
Finance adviser says govt taking steps to control inflation, as two-week negotiations with IMF begin.
Two-week negotiations with IMF mission begin.
The review is taking place amid a massive revenue shortfall in the first seven months of the current fiscal year.
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Finance ministry says Pakistan's economy has witnessed significant improvements in recent months.
The transfer will be added to the State Bank’s foreign exchange reserves next week.