IMF team to visit Pakistan this month to discuss support package — IMF

This file photo shows the logo of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) at the organization’s headquarters in Washington, DC, May 16, 2011. (AFP/File)
Updated 15 April 2019
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IMF team to visit Pakistan this month to discuss support package — IMF

  • Pakistani Finance Minister Asad Umar earlier this month visited Washington for talks with the IMF
  • Pakistan seeks its 13th bailout package from the IMF since 1980s

ISLAMABAD: A mission team from the International Monetary Fund will travel to Pakistan this month to continue talks over a support package, the IMF said on Monday, as the South Asian nation battles to stave off an economic crisis.
“At the request of the authorities, an IMF mission will be going to Pakistan before the end of April to continue the discussions,” the IMF said in a statement.
Pakistani Finance Minister Asad Umar earlier this month visited Washington for talks with the IMF on a long delayed bailout program, which would be Pakistan’s 13th such rescue by the IMF since the late 1980s.


Saudi envoy meets head of major Pakistani religious party

Updated 23 April 2019
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Saudi envoy meets head of major Pakistani religious party

  • Maulana Fazlur Rehman appreciates deep rooted bilateral ties
  • Saudi envoy says Kingdom values relationship with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The chief of one of Pakistan’s largest religious parties, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), met the Saudi ambassador to Islamabad on Tuesday, the embassy said, and discussed ways to boost bilateral ties between the two nations.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman met with Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, the ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Pakistan, at the ambassador’s office on Monday, the embassy said on Twitter.
According to the state Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Maulana Fazlur Rehman lauded deep-rooted brotherly rties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia while Ambassador Al-Malki said the Kingdom attached great importance to its relationship with Pakistan.
Earlier this month Sheikh Abdullah Awad Al-Juhani, an imam at the Grand Mosque in Makkah, visited Pakistan and met with the country’s top political and military leaders as well as religious clerics.