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Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Blair House in Washington DC. She congratulated the Prime Minister and his economic team for taking important steps towards macro-economic stability and leading a difficult reform process.

The Prime Minister appreciated the role of IMF and said that we value our engagement with the IMF in assisting Pakistan with policy advice. He lauded Ms. Christine Lagarde for providing excellent leadership to an important international financial institution.

The Prime Minister highlighted the government’s policies aimed at structural, energy, fiscal and monetary reforms in the short and medium term which have led to improved economic indicators for Pakistan. He briefly touched on the legislative progress the government has made in the financial, taxation and other relevant fields. The Prime Minister said that his government has taken decisive steps in combating terrorism and it is helping to provide a conducive environment for the investors.

Ms. Christine Lagarde appreciated the economic and financial reform process successfully being spearheaded by the government of Pakistan. She congratulated Pakistan for completing the 8th review under IMF’s Extended Fund Facility (EFF) program.She also highlighted the positive results as a consequence of the government’s current economic policies.

Washington D.C.
October 21, 2015

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