‘IMF stands ready to support Pakistan,’ says Lagarde after meeting with Imran Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday met International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde on the sidelines of the World Government Summit taking place in Dubai.

The prime minister tweeted that there was “a convergence of views” between him and Lagarde when it came to “the need to carry out deep structural reforms”.

He said that these reforms would “put the country on the path of sustainable development in which the most vulnerable segments of society are protected”.

The meeting was held to discuss conditionalities that have held up Pakistan’s accession to the Fund’s bailout programme.

“We discussed recent economic developments and prospects for Pakistan in the context of ongoing discussions toward an IMF-supported programme,” Lagarde was quoted as saying by the statement.


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