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Imran Khan urges IMF to halt aid 

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Published: 22:45, 22 February 2024   Update: 22:48, 22 February 2024
Imran Khan urges IMF to halt aid 

Pakistan's former prime minister and founder of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has urged the International Monetary Fund to stop assisting Pakistan due to rigged elections.

He will write a letter to IMP, said PTI leader Ali Zafar on Thursday.

“Imran Khan will issue a letter to the IMF. The charter of IMF, EU, and other organisations stipulates that they can function or provide loans to a country only if there's good governance,” Zafar told journalists.

According to a TV report, Zafar claimed that the most important section of their charter is that a country should be democratic.

“If there's no democracy, then neither can these institutions function in those countries, nor should they,” he said.

Pakistan secured a short-term $3 billion programme from the IMF last year which helped to avert a sovereign debt default. It will run out next month and securing a new and much bigger one is widely seen as the priority for the new administration.

 

Dhaka/Mukul