All fundamental economic indicators improving: Asad Umar

December 04, 2018: Finance Minister Asad Umar has said all the fundamental economic indicators are improving as a result of effective policies of present government.

Inaugurating the 11th South Asia Economic Summit organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute in Islamabad on Tuesday, he pointed out that exports are increasing and imports and current account deficit are witnessing downward trend.

He said the present government assumed office in difficult economic situation as the current account deficit had touched two billion dollars per month. He said the rupee is also witnessing depreciation since last year. He, however, said that the situation is now improving.

The Finance Minister categorically stated there is no economic crisis in the country as the financing gap for the current fiscal year has been met.

He said those spreading rumors about the economy are not doing any favor to the country.

The Finance Minister also made it clear that no compromise will be made on the independence of State Bank of Pakistan. He rather said the central bank will further be institutionalized

Posted on: 2018-12-04T10:45:00+05:00

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