Pakistan says it's shut out of global bond markets with IMF only resort

Pakistan's government is unable to secure funding from the global bond market and commercial banks, making it even more important to secure an agreement with the IMF

Pakistan’s dollar bonds, which reached a record low this month, gained on Friday after the government raised fuel prices, a key benchmark for the IMF to resume its loan program. (Photo: Bloomberg)
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Pakistan’s dollar bonds, which reached a record low this month, gained on Friday after the government raised fuel prices, a key benchmark for the IMF to resume its loan program. (Photo: Bloomberg)

Faseeh Mangi | Bloomberg
Pakistan’s government is unable to secure funding from the global bond market and commercial banks, making it even more important to secure an agreement with the International Monetary Fund, Finance Minister Miftah Ismail said.
 
Pakistan’s dollar bonds, which reached a record low this month, gained on Friday after the government raised fuel prices, a key benchmark for the IMF to resume its loan program. Pakistan is seeking to secure a staff-level agreement with the fund in June.

“All roads lead to the IMF,” Ismail said Saturday to a virtual conference. “Saudi Arabia and other countries are all ready to give

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First Published: May 30 2022 | 8:25 AM IST

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