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PM expresses hope of deal with IMF

ISLAMABAD: After his relative Ishaq Dar’s months long economic blunders and misadventures, PM Shehbaz Sharif has now expressed the hope of finalizing a deal with the IMF this month.

He said the ninth review by the IMF will match all terms and conditions.

The Prime Minister said Pakistan has met each and every requirement of the IMF as prior actions.

On contingency plans in case the IMF talks fall through, Shehbaz Sharif emphasized the resilience and fortitude of the Pakistani nation.

He said the people of Pakistan have faced challenges in the past, and if needed, will “tighten our belt” and rise again.

He asserted that his government has been able to navigate the challenges “in the best possible fashion with the help of the people of Pakistan” and “brotherly and friendly countries.”

Talking about Pakistan-Türkiye relations, the Prime Minister termed them as one soul, two hearts that beat together’.

He also congratulated the people of Türkiye on President Erdogan’s reelection, hailing it as a “wonderful development.”

Shehbaz Sharif said Pakistan and Türkiye will boost cooperation in the near future to enhance trade and foster mutual growth by focusing on areas such as biogas, solar energy, and hydropower.

Radio Pakistan

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.