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Talks with IMF have not failed, failure impression is wrong, says Finance Adviser S. Tareen

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The meeting held at Pakistan Consulate General in New York with Federal Finance Adviser Shaukat Tareen and SBP Governor Raza Baqir. The ceremony was also attended by Consul General Ayesha Ali, diplomatic officials and prominent personalities of the community in large numbers.The finance adviser arrived in New York from Washington on Friday; he attended debt negotiations as well as international meetings of the IMF and the World Bank.

Addressing the Pakistani community at the Consulate General in New York, Shaukat Tareen said, “I don’t know on what grounds peoples give the impression that talks have failed. Those who say such things are absolutely wrong, negotiations are ongoing and will come to a successful conclusion, the nation should not be disappointed with some baseless negative reports.Finance Advisor added that financial reforms have helped in improving the tax-to-GDP ratio, reducing the current account deficit and fiscal deficit while revenue fund inflows is accelerated.While addressing the ceremony, SBP Governor Raza Baqir said that Roshan Digital Pakistan has been a successful program. In a short span of time, more than 200,000 accounts were opened and 2.26 million was raised.

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