PM lauds Miftah’s efforts in reviving IMF program
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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has lauded the efforts of former Finance Minister Miftah Ismail to save Pakistan from default, 24NewsHD TV Channel reported on Wednesday.
Miftah has succeeded after burning midnight oil in reviving the IMF program for Pakistan, which had been suspended due to violation of international obligations by the PTI regime, he added while speaking at the cabinet meeting in Islamabad.
The Prime Minister also congratulated Ishaq Dar for assuming the charge of the federal finance minister and expressed hope that he will do his level best to steer Pakistan's economy out of the vortex.
The cabinet meeting discussed the political and economic situation of the country besides the ongoing rescue and relief operation and activities in the flood-hit areas.
PM Shehbaz Sharif apprised the cabinet members about his recent visits to Uzbekistan and the United States to attend Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the United States General Assembly session respectively. He also apprised the cabinet about his bilateral engagements on the sidelines with the leaders of the member states including Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Central Asian leaders.
He said the leadership of the Central Asian countries has a strong desire for connectivity of all kinds with Pakistan. He said the international community also expressed its support to the people of Pakistan on the devastation caused by catastrophic floods in the country.
The prime minister also thanked Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, State Minister Hina Rabbani and Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman for their great efforts in highlighting Pakistan's viewpoint on the global platforms during tours.
He also appreciated the role of Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb for effective media coverage.