PM Shehbaz promises last IMF programme as govt completes 100 days

PM Shehbaz promises last IMF programme as govt completes 100 days


Pakistan is on the way of development, says Shehbaz Sharif

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ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that his coalition government saved the country from default.

“Pakistan is on the way of development and economic prosperity,” said the prime minister.

He was addressing the nation on Saturday as his coalition government completed 100 days in power.

He also lauded the allied parties and their heads in playing their roles in country’s development.

“It would be the last IMF programme of the country if the targets are met and we’ll be far ahead from our neighbouring countries,” the prime minister said.

He added that we also said goodbye to IMF in 2017 when Nawaz Sharif was the prime minister.

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At the outset of his address, he felicitated the nation on the eve of Hajj and Eidul Azha.

“We have completed our 100 days in the government. Pakistan witnessed a wave of inflation during last four years but we are committed to put the country on the path of development,” said PM Shehbaz.

He vowed to abolish the ministries which are not contributing in the public service.

According to prime minister, some important decisions would be made during the next one and half month regarding the economy.

“We have made a robust mechanism to get benefit from the investment of our brotherly countries,” said the prime minister.

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The prime minister said that the inflation rate which was 38 percent a few months back, has now declined to 12 percent while interest rate has also reduced to 20.5 percent.

He said that reduction in inflation and policy rate will promote investment and businesses in the country.

“We’ll eliminate the unemployment and poverty during our five-year tenure,” said the prime minister.