The IMF delegation will be briefed on the use of the first tranche of the $6 billion loan it has extended to Pakistan, tax revenue, the trade deficit, rupee value, new monetary policy and methods to improve non-tax revenue.
Finance Adviser Hafeez Sheikh will brief the delegation on Pakistan's economic progress. Meetings are also scheduled with Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Khusro Bakhtiar and other ministers.
Finance adviser Shaikh told media that the arrival of the IMF officials was a routine affairs and there was no worry about it.
According to reports, Pakistan is likely to miss the IMF's condition to refund Rs 75 billion to taxpayers in the first quarter despite an incentive by the global lender.
The IMF had offered to soften the tough primary budget deficit reduction target if the country performs better in tax refunds.
Under the $6 billion IMF loan deal, Pakistan is required to reduce the primary budget deficit, calculated by excluding interest payments, to Rs 276 billion in the current fiscal year 2019-20 from last year's level of Rs 1.350 trillion.