Pakistan secures final IMF approval for $3 billion bailout

ISLAMABAD: The Worldwide Financial Fund’s board authorized a $3 billion bailout programme for Pakistan on Wednesday, the lender stated, which is able to instantly disburse about $1.2 billion to assist the South Asian nation.
Pakistan and the Fund reached a workers degree settlement final month, securing much-needed funding for the cash-starved nation.
The board’s approval was wanted earlier than disbursing the primary tranche of cash, with the remaining to reach later in instalments.
“The Government Board of the Worldwide Financial Fund (IMF) authorized a 9-month Stand-By Association (SBA) for Pakistan for an quantity of SDR2,250 million (about $3 billion, or 111 % of quota) to help the authorities’ financial stabilization program,” the IMF stated in a press release.
It added the association comes at a difficult financial juncture for Pakistan. A troublesome exterior atmosphere, devastating floods and coverage missteps have led to massive fiscal and exterior deficits, rising inflation and eroded reserve buffers in FY23.

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