This web page provides information on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Pakistan and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Pakistan and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English that deal with Pakistan.

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Pakistan: At a Glance

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Office Activities

  • Core economic agenda: IMF official makes string pitch for national consensus

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan needs national consensus on core economic issues as the country could not make much progress on privatisation and energy and tax reforms due to differences between political parties, according to a senior International Monetary Fund (IMF) official.

    April 9, 2016

  • IMF official calls for national consensus on core economic agenda

    ISLAMABAD: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) seems to be toeing the government line as it has advocated a “national consensus on the core economic agenda” to put Pakistan on a path of sustainable growth.

    April 9, 2016

  • IMF too wants consensus on core issues

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) wants Pakistan to continue with the broadening of tax base, improve business climate, strengthen export base and complete the energy reforms. After Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, now the IMF also wants national consensus on core economic issues to resolve to prevent short terms risks from reemerging and to address underlying structural and core issues of Pakistan economy.

    April 9, 2016

  • IMF director for national economic consensus for reforms

    ISLAMABAD: The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) visiting Director Masood Ahmed has said that Pakistan requires a national economic consensus among all the political parties for moving towards the desired structural reforms even without getting a fresh bailout package from the IMF.

    April 9, 2016

  • IMF praises economic reforms

    ISLAMABAD - Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that the government has the desire to achieve 6-7 percent growth within its tenure and for the fiscal 2015-16, it is striving to achieve a growth rate of over 5 percent. The finance minister expressed these views in a meeting with the visiting IMF delegation, led by Masood Ahmed, Director of the IMF's Middle East and Central Asia Department, which called on him here.

    April 8, 2016

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Regional Economic Outlook

REGIONAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK Update

Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan

April 2016

In 2016, low oil prices and deepening conflicts continue to weigh mightily on the economies of the MENAP region. Oil exporters are facing another year of heavily reduced oil export revenues, and require ongoing fiscal consolidation and reforms to cope with these losses and to diversify their economies away from oil. Oil importers are experiencing uneven and fragile growth, and need to adjust to the challenges of spillovers from their oil-exporting neighbors and the threat from conflicts. Read the report