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IMF to visit Pakistan by end of April

The International Monetary Fund has confirmed a delegation will travel to Pakistan before the end of April.

Pakistan was last year expected to sign up for its 13th IMF bailout programme since the late 1980s but talks ground to a halt, with Pakistani officials saying the conditions attached to the proposed loans could hurt economic growth.

Pakistani Finance Minister Asad Umar visited Washington for talks with the IMF earlier this month and described those talks as “constructive discussions”.

The IMF released a statement, declaring that a team will visit Pakistan and discussions will continue on a potential bailout package.

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