PM Shehbaz says Pakistan needs another IMF programme

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan needs another International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme for economic stability. Recognizing the programme’s ‘limitations’, however, he said that alongside the loan, his government will focus on the country’s growth, provide job opportunities and address inflation.

“We have to do another IMF programme. It won’t work out without one. Rome was not built overnight,” the Prime Minister said addressing the Tax Excellence Awards in Islamabad today.

The premier stressed the importance of collaboration between federal and provincial governments to facilitate the private sector of the country. He said it is the government’s responsibility to foster a conducive environment for business, and not its job to conduct business. The Prime Minister also stated that the FBR will be totally restructured through complete digitalization.

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He said that leading exporters and taxpayers are the heroes of Pakistan and said, “Those who are being given awards today will be given blue passports as honourary ambassadors of Pakistan.”

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