Imran Khan to Write to IMF to Stop Finacial Aid to Pakistan for “Rigged Elections”

Former Pakistan PM and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan will write to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), urging it to stop its financial aid to Pakistan due to the “rigged elections”, said PTI leader Ali Zafar on Thursday, stated Pakistan media reports.

“Imran Khan will issue a letter to the IMF today. The charter of IMF, EU, and other organisations stipulates that they can function or provide loan to a country only if there’s good governance,” Zafar told journalists after meeting Khan at Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail, reported Geo News.

Zafar claimed that the “most important section” of their charter is that a country should be democratic.

“If there’s no democracy, neither can these institutions function in such countries, nor should they,” Geo News quoted him as saying.

Pakistan secured a short-term $3 billion programme from the IMF in 2023, which averted a sovereign debt default. It will run out in March. The priority of the new Pakistan government will be to secure a new and much bigger IMF aid.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), and their allies are trying to form a coalition government. The PTI and some other political parties have rejected the elections.

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