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IMF Urges Economic Reforms in Pakistan


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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has presented significant demands to Pakistani authorities during recent meetings, emphasizing the necessity to halt the subsidized gas supply to fertilizer plants and implement tax measures in various sectors of the economy. The IMF delegation highlighted concerns about the impact of subsidized gas on Pakistan’s fiscal health and stressed the importance of integrating the real estate sector into the tax system to enhance revenue collection and transparency.

Discussions between the IMF delegation and Pakistani officials, including the Energy Minister, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), and representatives from the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), were held in Islamabad to address these pressing economic issues. The IMF officials noted stable global commodity prices but expressed worries about rising inflation rates in Pakistan, emphasizing the need for effective economic policies to tackle these challenges.

The demands from the IMF underscore the urgency of addressing structural economic issues in Pakistan and implementing reforms to ensure sustainable growth and financial stability. As negotiations continue between Pakistani authorities and the IMF, the government faces the delicate task of balancing economic reform needs with safeguarding sector interests and ensuring the population’s well-being.

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