More cyberattacks expected after FBR, NBP episodes, warns Shaukat Tarin

Says Govt, IMF talks completed, accord to be signed in ongoing week

By: News Desk      Published: 02:30 PM, 1 Nov, 2021
Shaukat Tarin
Shaukat Tarin. File photo

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin warned of more cyberattacks after the Federal Board of Revue (FBR) and National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) came under cyberattacks, 24NewsHD TV channel.

He said that our neighbour was our enemy country.

Shaukat Tarin said the government lacked a two-thirds majority for any constitutional amendments related to banks. He was talking to the media in Islamabad after launching the ceremony of the Pakistan Single Window to promote trade as per government-led reforms in the business sector.

Finance Adviser to PM assured that salaries of government servants would be paid on time without having any delay. Tarin said that the government has been providing targeted subsidies to control inflation.

“Inflation is an international issue. International prices are not in my control,” he added.  Finance Minister also announced that Pakistan-IMF to sign an accord this week as matters pertaining to the pact between both parties have been resolved.

“We tried to convince IMF,” he said.

Addressing the launching ceremony of the Pakistan Single Window, Shaukat Tarin said that supply-chain was hit in the last two years due to COVID-19 but the government took important measures for departmental reforms.

He reaffirmed the government's determination to facilitate and provide an enabling environment to the businesses including small and medium enterprises for growth and innovation.

He said we consider Pakistani business community as the biggest asset of the country and it is these entrepreneurs and industrialists that will shape the future of Pakistan.  

Shaukat Tarin said the government is actively pursuing the agenda of making Pakistan hub of regional trade and transit. In this regard, he said a major milestone has been achieved by operationalizing the TIR agreement and dispatch of transit consignments to Uzbekistan and Turkey.

He said the single window will boost our capacity to promote regional trade and help counter financial crimes including money laundering.

“Economy is on the recovery track as business people are ready to take advantage of all important avenues. PSW will boost Pakistan exports and also enhance regional trade and geo-economic ties,” he added.