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COAS has a key role in bringing US$2 billion from Saudi Arabia: PM Shehbaz Sharif

COAS has a key role in bringing US$2 billion from Saudi Arabia: PM Shehbaz Sharif
July 3, 2023 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that Chief of Army Staff General Asim Munir has a key role in bringing US$2 billion from Saudi Arabia.

Chairing a meeting of the federal cabinet on Monday, he said  that the IMF will release the first tranche of US$1.1 billion in July and Pakistan will get US$3 billion in nine months.

"May God, this be the last agreement with the IMF. The situation would have been entirely different had there no payment from China that supported Pakistan a lot during the last 3-4 months," he added. He said that Saudi Arabia had supported Pakistan in the difficult time.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif strongly condemned the recent despicable incident of desecration of holy Quran in Sweden. He demanded immediate action against the culprits. He said it is not the first incident of its kind rather in the past also such horrific acts have taken place. He said the Swedish government should take notice of these Islamophobic acts.

Shehbaz Sharif expressed satisfaction over the emergency session of the OIC on the latest act of desecration in Sweden. He said the OIC in its statement has not only demanded action against the perpetrators but also demanded necessary action to avert such spiteful incidents in future. He said Pakistan fully endorses the OIC's stance and hoped needful will be done so that such acts do not recur.