According to the announcement by Pakistan’s Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, negotiations between Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are about to conclude, and a staff-level agreement is expected to be signed soon.

The minister also dismissed rumours of Pakistan defaulting as completely false and stated that all economic indicators are moving in the right direction. He highlighted that the State Bank of Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves have increased and that foreign commercial banks have started extending facilities to Pakistan.

However, the Pakistani rupee has plunged to a new all-time low of Rs290.18 against the US dollar in the interbank market, which is causing concern among importers who are panic buying dollars while exporters are reportedly withholding selling the greenback in anticipation of a higher exchange rate.


It is reported that the IMF wants the value of the rupee in the interbank market to match its value in the black currency market.