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Prime Minister Imran Khan had a meeting with Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of International Monetary Fund on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum at Beijing, China. The Prime Minister was assisted by Foreign Minister, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Advisor on Finance, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and Advisor on Commerce, Mr. Abdul Razzaq Dawood.

The meeting reviewed the relationship between Pakistan and the Fund. The Prime Minister identified the areas of reform and initiatives being undertaken by the government to stabilize the economy, control inflation and achieve fiscal balance.

The two leaders agreed on the importance of the Fund programme and to work towards an agreement for which an IMF delegation is coming to Islamabad.

The two sides agreed on the need for a social safety net for the vulnerable groups of the society.

26 April 2019

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