IMF delegation calls on Qaim


Karachi: A delegation of International Monetary Fund IMF called on Sindh chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah at the CM House and discussed different economic matters.

A CM House handout here Sunday said that Syed Qaim Ali Shah told the delegation that after the implementation of new NFC Award and the 18th constitutional amendment, the provinces of Pakistan have become stronger financially and administratively. He said under the new NFC award Sindh is getting Rs40billion in the head of sales tax while previously this amount was just Rs5billion. He said his government is focusing on resource mobilization, public financial management and better controlling of expenses. He said steps are being taken to increase revenue without raising tax burden on citizens.

He said the election promises would be fulfilled at all costs. He said the public welfare schemes including Benazir Income Support Program are praised at international level including World Bank.

The chief minister said poverty, energy crisis and several other challenges are being faced and to meet with them financial help of local and international organizations is required.

Sindh finance advisor Syed Murad Ali Shah, chief secretary Muhammad Aijaz Chaudhry and others were present.

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