Islamabad: Federal Minister for Finance Shaukat Tarin has left for the US to attend the annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Finance ministry officials on Tuesday said Tarin — who is leading Pakistan’s official entourage — will participate in policy-level talks with the IMF.
“Policy talks between Pakistan and the IMF will continue from October 13 to 15,” officials added.
During the meeting, the finance minister will brief the Fund about Pakistan’s economic performance.
The policy discussions would continue in Washington, DC, this week where Tarin, along with governor SBP and secretary finance, would make all-out efforts to convince the IMF for stall level agreement. Pakistani authorities would ask the IMF for deferring the taxation measures till the next budget and would ask to jack up the FBR target to Rs6-6.1 trillion.