Economy moving steadily on path of growth: Miftah

Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, Miftah Ismail Tuesday said the government’s concerted efforts had led to macro-economic stability and the country’s economy was moving steadily on the path of growth.

According to press statement issued by the Finance Ministry, he was talking to International Monetary Fund (IMF) Resident Representative, Tokhir N Mirzoev, who called him here.

The current macroeconomic situation and the future outlook of the economy came under discussion during the meeting.

The adviser said the economic data for the recent months showed increased economic activity which was encouraging.

He said the measures taken by the government had improved exports as well, which would help narrow down the trade deficit.

He said the government would continue to pursue prudent fiscal policy so as to consolidate the gains of the past four years.

He expressed the confidence that future would bring better opportunities for Pakistan. 

Mirzoev apprised the adviser of the fund's discussions and assessments during the recent Post Programme Monitoring as well as the schedule of the next Article IV consultations between the fund and the government of Pakistan.

Posted on: 2018-01-24T01:23:00+05:00