KARACHI - Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that Pakistan doesn’t need support from International Monetary Fund (IMF) anymore.

“Pakistan will soon stop looking towards IMF for assistance. The last session with IMF is underway right now,” he said in an interview with a private TV channel.

“We will not go to IMF for assistance,” Dar said, and claimed, “By 2050, Pakistan will become the 18th largest economic country in the world.”

A senior International Monetary Fund (IMF) official has said that Pakistan’s economy is gradually gaining strength and its short-term vulnerabilities are also receding.