PPP demands details of negotiations with IMF


–Claims PM’s meeting ‘another sign of his inconsistency’


ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) said on Monday that the government should disclose details of negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and various other bodies to the parliament.

“’Selected’ prime minister’s meetings with the IMF and loan agreement details should be disclosed to the nation,” PPP leader and former Senate chairman Nayyar Bokhari said.

The premier had met with IMF chief Christine Lagarde in Dubai on the sidelines of the World Government Summit, hosted by the United Arab Emirates on Sunday.

The PPP leader said that the PM’s meeting with the IMF is a “depiction of another inconsistency in his words and actions and yet another U-turn”.

“Imran Khan’s speech at the World Summit is synonymous to dishonouring the country,” Bokhari said, adding that dropping the inflation bomb on the common man is an implementation of IMF’s condition.

“Pakistanis are playing a key role in the nation’s progress and prosperity.”

Earlier on Sunday, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb had claimed the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has already completely agreed to terms and conditions of the fund, questioning the “drama being staged over it”.

In her statement, Marriyum had slammed the government for implementing IMF condition “by using backdoor” while Finance Minister Asad Umar had already confirmed the government’s decision regarding the expected programme.