Parliament will be apprised of IMF conditions: Hammad

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OUR CORRESPONDENT

ISLAMABAD

Minister of State for Revenue Hammad Azhar has on Thursday said that the Parliament will be apprised of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) conditions. The minister expressed his views in the Senate and stated that the government is ready for charter of economy if the opposition wants it.

Hammad Azhar told the House that the IMF delegation wanted to meet the parliamentary leaders but no one from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) came in the session. Only Naveed Qamar and Shibli Faraz showed up for the meeting, he said. Hammad Azhar further added that the 9th National Finance Commission (NFC) award will be announced soon, as the government is trying to get all the stakeholders on same page. However, the minister said it is difficult to give any specific date as the negotiations are still ongoing which started in January.

Hammad Azhar said that exports had increased to 25 billion dollars and the government was committed to enhance them further to strengthen economy. Responding to a question in Senate, Azhar said, remittances this year will increase to 22 billion dollars breaking the stagnant mode of the previous years

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