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Pakistan PM leaves for global summit in Dubai

IANS  |  Islamabad 

Khan on Sunday left for a day-long visit to where he will participate in a global summit, the announced.

The World Government Summit is an annual gathering of heads of states and governments, policy makers and experts. It provides an opportunity to discuss improvement in governance through reform, innovation and technology.

Khan is expected to meet on the sidelines of the summit to discuss the conditions that have held up the fund's bailout programme, a told Dawn news.

He will also meet Sheikh

Khan is accompanied by and

In his key note address at the summit, the will highlight his vision for a strong and prosperous and will encourage investment in different sectors of the economy, the added.

Regarding Khan's meeting with Lagarde, Qureshi, while speaking to the media before their departure, said that wanted to proceed with the bailout package under conditions that "will not add additional burden on the common man".

The IMF is asking for an adjustment of around 1,600-2,000 billion Pakistani rupees over three to four years, reports Dawn news.

It also wants some corrective measures to put Pakistan's economy on the right track after witnessing the highest-ever current account deficit.

The Fund has also asked for further monetary tightening as well as a complete free float of the exchange rate.

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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 14:34 IST
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