Pakistan In Economic Crisis: The rope got burnt but the force did not, this proverb fits perfectly on Pakistan. This is because despite going through a period of plight, Pakistan is placing conditions in front of those who help. In fact, Pakistan’s Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said on Thursday (March 16) that we will not compromise on our nuclear program to withdraw the stalled debt from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Significantly, these days Pakistan is going through a period of poverty. Foreign exchange reserves are continuously decreasing. Help has not come even after lakhs of requests from friendly countries. Inflation is skyrocketing. People are yearning for basic needs. In such a situation, the only option left with Pakistan is the IMF, which is expected to help. However, the matter has not been finalized yet.
‘Pakistan will not compromise’
Actually, before the help, the IMF has imposed many conditions. One of these is also a condition related to the nuclear program. But Pakistan says that no matter what happens, there will be no compromise on nuclear programs. Please tell that the government of Pakistan is waiting for IMF’s $ 1.1 billion fund.
This statement of Pakistan’s Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has come on a question of Pak Senator Raza Rabbani. Rabbani asked whether the IMF program was being delayed to force the government to take steps against the country’s interests. In the midst of the deepening economic crisis in Pakistan, the concerns of the whole world have increased about the country’s stockpile of nuclear weapons.
Finance Minister @MIshaqDar50 hints that ‘s Nuclear and Missile Program may be among the reasons for the delay in the IMF Staff Level Agreement. pic.twitter.com/xQB0b11gyz
— Hamza Azhar Salam (@HamzaAzhrSalam) March 16, 2023
No right to dictate terms to Pakistan: Dar
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