In his first interaction with the media since being appointed the prime minister’s adviser on finance, Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh revealed that he had already spoken to finance ministry officials regarding the budget for the next fiscal year.
Talking outside the account service on Saturday, in no time before he left for a gathering with the leader, Shaikh said he had guided the service to begin drafting a medium-term procedure paper for the economy.
“We will most likely outfit a medium-term system paper by the 30th,” he said. Shaikh later expressed that the monetary allowance can be introduced no sooner than May 24.
Alluding to exchanges with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout bundle, Shaikh guaranteed that, “We will take our dealings with the IMF forward.”
“The two gatherings need advance on the issue, and they have a promise to us. I will contact the IMF mission head today evening,” he expressed.
Shaikh’s arrangement had been told yesterday after the president agreed his consent to the leader’s recommendation that Shaikh be delegated his counsel on account, income and financial undertakings. He will fill in as the true account serve after Asad Umar was approached to venture down from the position. The choice had come in the midst of a noteworthy bureau reshuffle by the PTI just eight months into its residency.
Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh is a globally prestigious financial specialist with over 30 years of involvement in monetary policymaking, the executives and usage.
He last filled in as the money serve from 2010 to 2013 amid the PPP government’s standard.