“Both sides are still engaged in an intense conversation on the final details of that full agreement. So, the IMF mission is now more likely to visit
Last month, Pakistan’s finance minister
However, the IMF, during spring meetings with Umar last week, had expressed its reservations over China’s financial assistance to Pakistan.
The IMF has asked Islamabad to share details of loans that it has received from Beijing. It has also asked for a written guarantee from Pakistan and China that IMF assistance will not be used to repay loans to China, reported Express Tribune.
Besides these, the mission has also asked Islamabad to make State Bank completely independent.
Notably, it will be the 14th package with the IMF, if released. The
Umar is expected to visit China later this month to discuss the IMF’s concerns over the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).