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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

FM Ishaq Dar meets President Alvi, seeks PTI’s cooperation

The president of Pakistan promised to talk to the party leadership and convey the points discussed in the meeting. 

PML-N leader and Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar reportedly held a meeting with PTI leader and President Dr. Arif Alvi to discuss the country’s political and economic matters.

According to the details, the finance minister asked for PTI’s support regarding the implementation of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) agreement.

Pertinent to mention that talks between Pakistan and the IMF are at a stalemate with global lender pushing Islamabad on policies and reforms needed to keep the bailout program’s targets on track and complete the pending ninth review. An IMF review for the release of the next tranche under bailout funding has been pending since September.

Read more: IMF urges Pakistan to end subsidies?

However, the government claims that it remains committed to implementing the IMF program while meeting all external debt repayments on time.

FM Ishaq Dar and President Alvi discuss politics

Furthermore, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and President Alvi also discussed the dissolution of provincial assemblies and resignations. Both leaders also talked about the next general elections in the country, while discussing PTI’s cooperation in bringing political stability to the country.

The president of Pakistan promised to talk to the party leadership and convey the points discussed in the meeting.

PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan had earlier announced dissolving the Punjab and KP assemblies while resigning from Sindh and Balochistan assemblies in a bid to invoke early general elections within the country.

As a result, both PTI and the PDM coalition government are holding talks to find a solution to the dire political situation. PTI Chairman Imran Khan has asserted that he will dissolve assemblies if early general elections are not announced.

Read more: ECP springs into action to remove Imran Khan as PTI Chairman

On the other hand, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said that by-elections would be held on all provincial and national assembly seats if PTI decides to quit all the assemblies. ECP said that there is no specific law regarding announcing general elections if a certain number of seats are vacated.