Pakistan PM Imran Khan begging for funds worldwide: Sindh CM

File photo: Pak PM Imran Khan during Kartarpur ceremony. Photograph:( AFP )

PTI Badin, Pakistan Jan 07, 2019, 11.45 AM (IST)

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has accused Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan of begging for financial support from multiple countries across the globe.

Shah, while addressing a Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) rally in Matli on Sunday, had said, "Imran Khan is going from country to country to beg [for financial aid]" Samaa TV reported.

Continuing his tirade against Khan, Shah opined that those without any experience in politics were given a seat in the government.

On January 5, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had finalised a bail-out package worth around $6.2 billion to assist Pakistan in tackling its balance-of-payments crisis.

Dawn reported that the bail-out package will be announced by the Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of UAE during his two-day visit to Pakistan starting January 6.

The package involves $3.2 billion worth of oil supplies on deferred payment, in addition to a cash deposit worth three billion US dollars.

Quoting a source, Dawn stated that the bailout package, finalised on January 3, was almost of the same size as that granted by Saudi Arabia in October last year.

The source said that the bail-out package would further help Pakistan to save around $7.9 billion on oil and gas imports, accounting for more than 60 per cent of annual oil import bill of about $12 to 13 billion, from the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Pakistan is also negotiating with the Government of Qatar in order to seek a reduction in the prices of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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Continuing his tirade against Imran Khan, Murad Ali Shah opined that those without any experience in politics were given a seat in the government.