New York, 23 September 2023 (TDI): Caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan, Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar met with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Chief, Krist­alina Georgieva on September 20, in which IMF Chief asked Pakistan to tax the rich & protect the poor.

Caretaker Prime Minister briefed the Managing Director of IMF, Kristalina Georgieva on measures taken to stabilize and revive the economy.

She addressed a gathering of Pakistani media outside the conference room and stated, “What we are asking in our programme is, please collect more taxes from the wealthy and please protect the poor people of Pakistan.”

“I do believe this is in line with what people in Pakistan would like to see for the country.” Kristalina Georgieva said.

Later, she stated in a tweet that the Prime Minister accepted her recommendation to tax the wealthy in order to defend the underprivileged.

“We agreed on the vital need for strong policies to ensure stability, foster sustainable and inclusive growth, prioritize revenue collection, and protection for the most vulnerable in Pakistan,” she wrote.

The conversation, according to the Prime Minister, was positive and centered on shared commitments.

Prime Minister meets Chinese Vice-President

In addition, Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar and Han Zheng, the Vice-President of the People’s Republic of China, also met on the sidelines of UNGA on September 21.

What is the current relationship between Pakistan and China, Kakar was asked while speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

He responded, “Pakistan and China have a strategic connection. We are well aware that some people would refer to Pakistan as “China’s Israel”.

It is definitely a better example for an American audience because you are aware of and understand Israel’s importance to the United States.

Prime Minister said that regarding the new concerns in the area, Pakistan and China have a lot in common. He also said that Pakistan and China share the stated aim of standing shoulder-to-shoulder with each other, and China reciprocates this sentiment.

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