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More talks required to fix details on aid to Pakistan, says China

Pakistan's foreign reserves have plunged 42 per cent since the start of the year and now stand at about $8 billion, or less than two months of import cover

Reuters 

China will provide Pakistan with economic aid but more talks will take place to fix the details, a senior Chinese diplomat said, after new Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Saturday. Pakistan’s foreign reserves have plunged 42 per cent since the start of the year and now stand at about $8 billion, or less than two months of import cover. Last month, Pakistan received a $6 billion rescue package from Saudi Arabia, but officials say it is not enough and the country still plans to seek a bailout from the International Monetary Fund ...

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First Published: Sat, November 03 2018. 21:05 IST
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