Govt must take reform measures as IMF'S recipe going worse: Mian Zahid.

Position:Presidents of Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum and All Karachi Industrial Alliance, senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry and former provincial minister

President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President All Karachi Industrial Alliance (AKIA), Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and former provincial minister, Mian Zahid Hussain on Friday said IMF has given impossible targets to Pakistan without properly diagnosing economic ills and giving implementable solutions.

He said that quarterly review of IMF can result in another crisis if targets were not achieved.

Talking to the business community, the veteran business leader said that Pakistan has repeatedly taken loans from IMF but the economy could not be stabilized which indicate that IMF recipe is designed to avert crisis only.

He said that IMF conditions make life difficult for masses, increase divide between rich and poor, and choke growth while the recent programme will push around eight million Pakistanis into poverty.

The former minister noted that the economy grew by five percent during the last few years but taxes were increased by 20 percent. The current growth rate has been estimated to be 2.4 percent while taxes have been increased by 35 percent which is...

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