Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif reiterated on Sunday that Pakistan has successfully fulfilled all the prerequisites set by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to revive the halted bailout program. He expressed confidence that no obstacles remain in finalising a staff-level agreement between the nation and the IMF, emphasising that Pakistan is committed to resolving its financial challenges.
During the inauguration of the Sabzazar Sports Complex in Lahore, Prime Minister Shehbaz hinted at a contingency plan, stating, “If there are further delays in reaching an agreement with the IMF, I will address the situation.” He urged the public not to panic, assuring them that Pakistan will be safeguarded by the divine will of Allah. He expressed hope that the government and the IMF will achieve a staff-level agreement within the current month.
Highlighting the significance of political stability, the Prime Minister emphasised its crucial role in ensuring economic stability. He pledged to bring about economic prosperity in the country under the leadership of PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif.
In strong criticism of the former ruling party, Prime Minister Shehbaz held deposed Prime Minister Imran Khan responsible for the events of May 9 and vowed to bring all those involved in the violent protests and attacks on civil and military installations to justice.