Pakistan and the IMF

Pakistan and the IMF

September 30, 2019

Pakistan is the most frequent client of the IMF.  For this reason the subject remains under constant debate, as does the country’s inability to achieve either stabilization or sustained growth.

Adnan Mazrei who is now with the Peterson institute was with the IMF for 25 years and rose to the position of Deputy director in the Middle east and central Asia Department. Among his assignments he was the mission chief for Pakistan for about 4 years.  If I may add he was genuinely committed to making Pakistan achieve a successful stabilization.

I know Adnan to be very knowledgeable about the IMF and Pakistan.  For this reason, I persuaded him to tell us about

  • The nature of IMF programs;
  • Pakistan’s relationship with the IMF; and
  • Macroeconomics and development

This episode is important to all Pakistanis who want to understand the IMF programs and Pakistan. I do hope the media people will listen to this before their fresh programs or writings on the subject.  They can be free to use this, but with the necessary attributions. 

Listen to this and let us reinvigorate research and debate into change. 

Listen to this fascinating discussion. There is much to learn and research here. 

You can also look at my book “Looking Back: How Pakistan Became an Asian Tiger in 2050”now available in hard copy in Pakistan here copy here.

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