Thursday Nov 03, 2016
ISLAMABAD: Managing Director International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde has congratulated Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on completion of IMF-supported economic reform program in Pakistan.
“Pakistan has achieved a great deal over the past three years and I congratulate you and your colleagues on the completion of your IMF-supported economic reform program which helped restore macroeconomic stability and strengthen the economy’s resilience,” MD IMF wrote in a letter addressed to the Prime Minister.
Christine Lagarde, who recently visited Pakistan, said she was encouraged that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif planned to continue pushing ahead with reforms to facilitate a deeper structural transformation of the economy and set it on a path of higher and more inclusive growth.
The IMF will be ready to support Pakistan in its endeavors in any way possible, she assured.
Referring to her recent visit, the IMF MD said it was a pleasure to visit Pakistan.
“I truly enjoyed my first visit to Pakistan and the engaging conversations we have had about the progress and future direction of your economic reform program,” she wrote. “Allow me to express my gratitude for your hospitality and the excellent cooperation between Pakistan and IMF.”