ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has rejected reviews that the federal government has reached an settlement with the Worldwide Financial Fund (IMF) on trade charge.
“There is no such thing as a settlement with the IMF about fixing the trade charge at a sure degree,” he acknowledged in clear phrases whereas talking in an interview to ARY Information alongside Prime Minister Imran Khan and Federal Board of Income (FBR) Chairman Syed Shabbar Zaidi.
Mr Sheikh mentioned there was an annual present account deficit of over $19 billion, which the incumbent authorities introduced all the way down to $13.5 billion.
He mentioned the federal government imposed taxes on luxurious objects to chop down on the nation’s import invoice, including gross sales tax on import of uncooked materials has been abolished.
The advisor mentioned the export-orientated sector is being offered subsidy on gasoline and electrical energy to spice up exports.
He mentioned the nation’s exports have been witnessing a rise, particulars of which might be disclosed quickly.