PM inquires about health of Tarin

US sees Pakistan useful only to clean up

Prime Minister Imran Khan had a telephonic conversation with Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin on Saturday and inquired about his health condition.

During the talk, Prime Minister congratulated the Finance Minister and his team on achieving the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 5.37% in three years, which led to creation of substantial jobs and rise in per capita income.

Prime Minister highlighted that international economic organizations like Bloomberg and the Economist have recognized Pakistan’s successful economic reforms and initiatives taken during the Covid pandemic savings jobs and lives.

The Prime Minister stressed to the FM to initiate steps to alleviate the economic well being of the urban lower and middle class population which has been affected by the imported inflation.

The Prime Minister and Finance Minister have been regularly discussing the ongoing global commodity price super cycle which has adversely affected inflation and trade deficit in Pakistan.

Finance Minister has informed Prime Minister that the local food prices have been declining since December as reflected in the SPI. However, he is hopeful that the as soon as the international prices come off the pressure on imported goods will come down as well.

Overall, Prime Minister expressed satisfaction over tax collection, exports and remittances.


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