Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Finance and Revenue Dr Waqar Masood resigned on Tuesday over growing differences with Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin, reported Geo News.

Reportedly, the differences between the two grew over the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme.

While Masood wanted the government to implement the IMF conditions as per the money lender’s programme, the finance minister was of the view that Pakistan will not be able to implement these conditions.



Tarin, sources said, is in favour of negotiations with the IMF to obtain some relaxation from the money lender.

It is being said that the dejected Masood is of the view that his recommendations as a special assistant on revenue are being ignored. He sent his resignation to the prime minister Tuesday, and until it is accepted, will continue to work in his official capacity.