Islamabad (October 12, 2018): Iftikhar Durrani، the media coordinator of Prime Minister Imran Khan has categorically rebuffed the news of PM Imran displeasure over finance minister Asad Umar and termed it baseless and concocted.
“Asad Umar is the close aide and senior party leader and well aware of country’s economic situation,” Iftikhar Durrani said in a statement.
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PM media coordinator said that the news item was unfounded and concocted as PM has complete trust in Asad Umar abilities.
There was no such meeting was held and nor PM Imran expressed any kind of comments over the finance minister performance,” he said adding that PM has completely satisfied FM Asad Umar performance.Earlier, news over Prime Minister Imran Khan dissatisfaction over economic policies of his Finance Minister Asad Umar was circulating in electronic media.
According to that PM Imran Khan chaired an informal meeting of some party leaders, where he expressed dissatisfaction over the economic policies of Asad Umar.
He further said that the finance minister should have completed his homework before meeting with International Monetary Fund chief.Sources added that PM Imran has decided to take the nation into confidence over the economic policies within a week time and apprise them about bright future ahead.
PM Imran Khan will tell the nation that PTI government has the capability to steer the country out of the crisis.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday said the Fund would need to know the extent and composition of Pakistan’s debt to appreciate and determine the debt sustainability.
The IMF’s Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, confirmed that Pakistan requested financial assistance from the IMF to help address the country’s economic challenges and the Fund would be sending its team to Islamabad in coming weeks to initiate discussions for possible package.
The requirements are likely to shine a spotlight on the extent, composition and terms of Pakistan’s debts to China for infrastructure projects as part of Beijing’s massive Belt and Road building programme. China has pledged some $60 billion in financing to Pakistan for ports, railways and roads, but rising debt levels have caused Islamabad to cut the size of the biggest Belt and Road project by some $2 billion.