PM Shehbaz hopeful of IMF deal within couple of days

PM Shehbaz hopeful of IMF deal within couple of days
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London (Web Desk): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has expressed the confidence that understanding on International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme will shape into a final decision by the global lender within couple of days.

He expressed these views during a telephonic conversation with Managing Director (MD) IMF, Kristalina Georgieva today.

The prime minister also expressed the resolve to achieve the goals for improving economic condition of the country in collaboration with the fund.

Speaking on this occasion, the IMF chief acknowledged efforts of the finance minister and his team for completing the IMF programme in the wake of her recent meetings with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in Paris.

"We want positive improvement in the economic situation of Pakistan" the MD IMF said, lauding the leadership qualities of the prime minister as well.

It is pertinent to mention that the IMF tranche was expected to be released in October last year but it has hung in balance for the past eight months as the Fund claims the country has yet to meet crucial prerequisites.