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Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar provided $5.5b to Pakistan: Hammad Azhar

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar provided $5.5b to Pakistan: Hammad Azhar
December 16, 2019
ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Minister for Revenue Hammad Azhar on Monday said that Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar have provided $5.5 billion financial package to Pakistan. Responding to a question during the Questions Hour in the National Assembly (NA), Hammad Azhar said that Saudi Arabia have provided three billion dollars, UAE two billion dollars while Qatar provided 500 million dollars. He also said that the PTI government retired public debt of worth 9.1 billion dollars. To another question, the minister said that the government has introduced Direct Credit System under which pension is directly deposited to pensioners’ account. Replying to a question, Parliamentary Secretary for Commerce Aliya Hamza Malik said total exports of fish products for last fiscal years were recorded 438.7 million dollars. Earlier on October 22, Saudi Arabia had extended its support for Pakistan at every level, it could. This had been stated by Saudi ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, in his meeting with Interior Minister Ijaz Ahmed Shah, in the federal capital.