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Pakistan and the IMF
Updated August 18, 2014

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IMF Survey Online
September 04, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Pakistan Gets $6.6 Billion Loan from IMF
The IMF's Executive Board has approved today a $6.6 billion loan for Pakistan to support its program to stabilize the economy and boost growth while expanding its social safety net to protect the poor.
September 26, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Middle East Needs Jobs, Governance to Fulfill Promise of Arab Spring
The Middle East needs more jobs, better governance, and a strong civil society in order for the transformation that began with the Arab Spring movement to thrive in the long term, panelists said at an IMF seminar.
October 24, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Growth Rebounds in Middle East, North Africa
The Middle East and North Africa region is experiencing a robust recovery, aided by rising oil prices and higher oil production levels, a new IMF report says. The Regional Economic Outlook for the area adds that non-oil activity is also projected to pick up, but more gradually.
September 15, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Flood-Hit Pakistan Gets $451 Million from IMF
The IMF’s Executive Board approves a $451 million emergency assistance package for Pakistan to help the South Asian nation manage the immediate relief in the aftermath of the devastating floods that have crippled the country, the institution announces.
September 02, 2010 -- IMF Survey: IMF to Provide $450 Million in Flood Aid to Pakistan
The IMF announced it would provide around $450 million in new emergency financing to Pakistan to help the country cope with the economic impact of this summer’s massive floods, which have affected about one-fifth of Pakistan’s land mass and left millions homeless.
August 24, 2010 -- IMF Survey: IMF Assesses Financing for Pakistan After Devastating Floods
The IMF meets with Pakistani officials to evaluate the economic impact of devastating floods that have left millions homeless and to discuss how the IMF can help in the recovery. The IMF’s Masood Ahmed says in an interview that the economic costs would be very significant.
October 11, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Sound Policies Soften Crisis Impact on Middle East
Oil exporters in the Middle East and North Africa have been hit by the global crisis through a sharp drop in oil prices and lower capital inflows, but the blow has been softened by countercyclical government spending, the IMF’s new regional outlook says.
August 07, 2009 -- IMF Survey: IMF to Lend Pakistan $3.2 Billion More to Support Social Costs, Build Reserves
The IMF’s Executive Board agrees to increase lending to Pakistan by an extra $3.2 billion to fund priority spending and help the government provide assistance to nearly three million people displaced by military operations and a difficult security situation.
May 10, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Middle East, North Africa Weathering Global Crisis
The global financial crisis has not spared the Middle East and North Africa, but good economic fundamentals, appropriate policy responses, and sizeable currency reserves are helping to mitigate the impact of the shock, the IMF says in its latest assessment of the region.
February 12, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Focus Now on Applying Stimulus, IMF Says Ahead of G-7
IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn says advanced countries must now focus on getting their economies moving again by implementing the stimulus packages they have announced, as well as cleaning up their financial sectors.
November 25, 2008 -- IMF Survey: IMF Watching Out for Poor in Crisis Loan Talks
In loan negotiations with countries hit by the financial crisis, the IMF is encouraging governments to maintain or develop social safety nets for the poor even as they adjust to the harsher environment of the economic downturn, IMF chief says.
November 24, 2008 -- IMF Survey: Pakistan Gets $7.6 Billion Loan from IMF
The IMF approves a $7.6 billion loan for Pakistan to support its program to stabilize and rebuild the economy while expanding its social safety net to protect the poor. The South Asian country will receive $3.1 billion immediately to bolster its reserves.
November 15, 2008 -- IMF Survey: IMF Outlines $7.6 Billion Loan for Pakistan
The IMF says it has reached an initial agreement with Pakistan on the key elements of an economic program supported by an $7.6 billion loan to meet the country's serious balance of payments difficulties.
October 22, 2008 -- IMF Survey: IMF in Talks on Loans to Countries Hit by Financial Crisis
The IMF, which has announced its readiness to lend billions of dollars to support nations hit by fallout from the global financial turmoil, is holding talks with several countries about possible new lending programs, as well as advising governments how to react to the economic downturn.