IMF talks: No compromise on national interests, says Dar

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said late on Monday that there would be no compromise over national interests adding that positive developments took place during talks between the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Pakistan, DNA reported.The senior Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader added that Pakistan was a member of the IMF and had every right to apply for a package and that application for a loan did not amount to beggary.Dar further said that no new taxes would be acceptable to Pakistan.He said that Pakistan had the option to either default or apply for a loan and expressed hopes that every new day was better than the previous.

The talks between the IMF and Pakistan discussed the possibility of a new program and are expected to continue for two more days.

The IMF mission, which has been in the country since June 19, has raised question marks on the government