SUNDAY TIMES ISLAMABAD:The programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) would soon be completed for Pakistan”, he stated while talking in a ceremony in Washington.

Umar said it has been decided in principle to start the IMF mission and the decision has been taken in the best interest of the national economy and added that the program will bring improvement in the economy.

He said IMF delegation will visit Pakistan in coming weeks to finalize technical details.

Asad Umar said trade activities in the region will improve the living standard of the people.

He said Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his desire to improve relations with India in his first speech and offered to enhance trade relations.