Miftah says ready to sit with Jhagra to settle IMF loan issue

By: News Desk
Published: 12:07 AM, 27 Aug, 2022
Miftah says ready to sit with Jhagra to settle IMF loan issue
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Federal Finance Minister Miftah Ismail expressed regret over the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Finance Minister Taimur Jhagra’s letter to him and the International Monitory Fund (IMF).

According to the 24News HD TV channel, Miftah along with Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb addressed a joint press conference on Friday late at night and said he was ready to sit with Jhagra to settle the IMF loan issue.

Miftah said yesterday, that Fawad Chaudhry has also said that Punjab and KP will not cooperate with the federation, which will not lead to an IMF deal.

The finance minister expressed a fear that Jhagra’s letter may also have reached the IMF which could create hurdles to resolving the economic problems of the country.

He said Pakistan is submerged in floods but the opponents are trying to waste the nation's sacrifice by writing such letters.

He offered the opponents (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) leadership to sit with the government for the sake of the nation facing floods at this time.

He said if there is no government of Imran Khan, will they burn the country? We will not let them harm the country, he warned.

He informed that PM Shahbaz Sharif is visiting flood-hit areas and his government has distributed Rs28 billion among the flood affectees and poor masses. He added that Rs25,000 per family has been given to the flood victims.

He said PM Shehbaz will also go to KP, Sukkar and Hyderabad as floods in Tank and DI Khan have caused heavy damage, breaking the record of 2010 floods.

He said at this time, all Pakistanis should help the flood affectees. He said 28 billion has already been given under the Benazir Income Support Program.

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