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Hafeez Shaikh Calls IMF Chief To Pakistan

Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh held a telephonic discussion with IMF Mission Chief to Pakistan Ernesto Ramirez-Rigo on Saturday.

They discussed the progress on negotiations for an IMF-supported program for Pakistan.

Both sides expressed their commitment for moving the discussions forward.

It was agreed that an IMF mission will visit Pakistan by the end of this month.

The advisor also talked with IMF Director Jihad Azour earlier.

Meanwhile, spokesperson of Finance Division, Dr. Khaqan Hassan Najeeb has said that an IMF mission will visit Pakistan by end of this month.

In a tweet, he said Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh held a phone discussion with IMF Mission Chief to Pakistan Ernesto Ramirez-Rigo and IMF Director Jihad Azour today (Saturday).

He said discussion focused on progress of negotiations for an IMF program.