In meeting with IMF chief, PM Shehbaz discuses new loan agreement

On the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Special Meeting in Riyadh, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday discussed new loan agreement with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva. In his first meeting with the IMF chief since his re-election, PM Shehbaz reiterated his government’s commitment to put Pakistan’s economy back on track, […]

PM Shehbaz asked to ‘shake hands’ with India

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was urged to mend ties with neighbouring countries including India in a bid to improve the country’s economy. The suggestion was floated by a top business leader of the country at a ceremony attended by the premier during his day-long visit to Karachi on Wednesday. Pakistan downgraded its ties including suspended […]

PM Shehbaz directs authorities to step up anti-smuggling drive

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday reaffirmed his resolve to purge the country of smuggling and directed the authorities concerned to accelerate the nationwide drive against the menace. Chairing a high-level meeting to curb smuggling, the premier paid tribute to Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir for his full cooperation with […]

FinMin Aurangzeb fills in PM Shehbaz on state of economy ahead of IMF talks

Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb (left) meets Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on April 12, 2024. — APP  Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb on Friday met Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and briefed him about his scheduled meetings with the officials of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank (WB), and other institutions during his upcoming visit to the […]

PM Shehbaz shares 5-year economic uplift programme with ministries

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif chairs a meeting of the federal cabinet in Islamabad on March 20, 2024. — Prime Minister’s Office Prime Minister  Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday shared his five-year economic roadmap with ministries and urged the members of the federal cabinet to immediately commence work towards achieving the targets set in the plan. The […]

Power tariff hiked on IMF demand: Shehbaz | The Express Tribune

LAHORE: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Saturday electricity tariff hike was a condition of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and stressed that the country would have to take the loan programme seriously and benefit from it. Speaking during a meeting with prominent businessmen and industrialists at the Governor’s House in Lahore, Shehbaz urged national […]

PM Shehbaz says Pakistan to fulfil commitments made to IMF

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif addressing a ceremony in Islamabad, on July 5, 2023, in this still taken from a video. — YouTube/PTVNewsLive Pakistan will fulfill commitments made to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to secure a short-term financing deal, which helped the cash-strapped nation avert a possible default, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said Wednesday. A […]

Desperate PM Shehbaz makes 4th contact with IMF chief in six days

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif (right) meets IMF MD Kristalina Georgieva in this undated image. — PM’s Office Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Tuesday made his fourth contact with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director (MD) Kristalina Georgieva in six days as the cash-strapped nation scrambles to revive a stalled bailout programme. Rating agencies and economists fear that […]

PM Shehbaz meets IMF chief, urges release of stalled funds

PARIS: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday urged International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva to unlock stalled funds because the country had met all conditions stipulated by the lender. Meeting the IMF MD on the sidelines of the Summit for a New Global Financial Pact being held in Paris, the premier assured the […]

PM Shehbaz all praise for China for financial help during ‘tough times’

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is addressing PM’s National Innovation Awards ceremony in Islamabad on June 19, Monday. — PID Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has praised China for supporting Pakistan during tough economic times while emphasizing the need for getting “rid of foreign loans” to become self-sufficient. Addressing the PM’s National Innovation Awards ceremony in Islamabad […]

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