Pakistan may not have to approach IMF: PM Imran

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that Pakistan might not have to approach the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for loans.

In a meeting with journalists, the prime minister said he hopes the government will be able to fix economic issues soon with its policies.

The government is also in contact with friendly countries for resolution of economic issues, he said.

The government recently announced its decision to approach IMF amid severe criticism from opposition for taking a U-turn on the issue.

Speaking with representatives of journalists, APNS, PBA and CPNE, PM said that the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) welcomes criticism and said a great part of their success is the result of support from media.

He further vowed to support the media industry and solve issues facing it.

Meeting with business community

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday also met a delegation of Council of Business Leaders, which called on him in Islamabad, Radio Pakistan reported.

Leading businessmen Muhammad Ali Tabba, Bashir Ali Muhammad, Saqib Shirazi, Ms. Samina Rizwan, Babar Badat, Khawar Anwer Khawja attended the meeting.

Finance Minister Asad Umar, Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razzak Dawood, and other senior officials were also part of the meeting.

The business leaders identified various issues and presented proposals to strengthen economy, development of industrial, agriculture and IT sectors and boost exports.

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