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In meeting with President Alvi, Dar discusses economy

Dar informs president about steps taken by govt to provide relief to the most vulnerable segments of society

December 07, 2022
Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar speaks to President Arif Alvi during a meeting at the Aiwan-e-Sadar on December 7, 2022. — Finance Division
Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar speaks to President Arif Alvi during a meeting at the Aiwan-e-Sadar on December 7, 2022. — Finance Division

ISLAMABAD: In his latest meeting with President Arif Alvi Wednesday, Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar discussed the country's overall economic situation.

In a statement, the Finance Division said the discussion took place when the finance minister called on the president at the Aiwan-e-Sadar.

FinMin Dar briefed the president on "the overall economic situation of the country, and the steps taken by the government to provide relief to the most vulnerable segments of society", the statement said.

The statement mentioned that various matters concerning finance, economy, and rehabilitation of flood affectees were also discussed during the meeting.

In the meeting with the president, sources told Geo News that the finance minister discussed the ongoing political situation in the country, including the dissolution of assemblies and implementation of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) agreement.

The incumbent coalition government and the opposition have been holding talks regarding the date of general elections and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan's claim of dissolving the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies.

According to the sources, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader talked about political and economic matters. Moreover, the dissolution of provincial assemblies and resignations also came under discussion, said the sources.

Both leaders also talked about the next general elections in the country, said the sources, adding that they also discussed KP and the Punjab government's cooperation concerning the reduction in import bills.

The sources added that the finance minister asked for the opposition's support regarding the implementation of the IMF agreement.

The PML-N leader and President Alvi also held discussions regarding PTI's cooperation in bringing political stability to the country, said the sources. They added that the president also assured Dar of talking to the PTI leadership concerning all these matters.