Asad Umar Denies Commenting on IMF Deal, Instead Said to Ask Him About the Prices of Samosa, Pakora

Asad Umar

As per reports Asad Umar—the ex-finance minister on Tuesday denied commenting on the financial bailout package deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the declining economic situation of the country.

As per the available details when asked about the IMF programme, the ex-finance minister said that it has not to do anything with him now.

He further said ask me about the prices of commodities like samosa and pakora.

He also added that he is no more a part of the government and is just a member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

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Asad Umar also said that whatever is going on ask about it with the concerned advisers and ministers.

On Sunday an agreement was made between Pakistan and IMF under which $6billion Extended Fund Facility would be provided to Pakistan in the span of 3 years.

Asad Umar played a significant role in making negotiations with IMF over the deal when he was serving as the finance minister of the country.

But, on the 18th of April, he announced to resign from his post after he was told by the Prime Minister—Imran Khan to step aside owing to poor performance.

The ex-minister was later appointed as the Chairman of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Finance and Revenue.

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