ISLAMABAD (Agencies) - Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Shaukat Tarin has reiterated that Pakistan will be salvaged from the ongoing economic crisis and in future Pakistan will no longer need to knock at the IMF doors. While addressing a seminar at Planning Commission over world financial crisis under the aegis of Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) and IMF, he said that the country would be salvaged from the critical economic situation by implementing the nine-point agenda and the progress in human resource, skilled manpower and the manufacturing of agriculture department is included in the priority list of the government. He also informed on the occasion that upto coming month the inflation rate will be further decreased and owing to stability in macroeconomics the interest rates will also be enhanced gradually from 9.6 percent to 15. He said that the government will pull the country from the ongoing financial crisis by making a reduction in the non-productive expenditures and by monitoring the developmental expenditures while working effectively on nine-point agenda. Tarin said that the poverty rate in Pakistan is climbing, and at present, it stands at 28 per cent. Tarin said government's top priority, at the moment, is to bring the rate of inflation down to nine per cent. Tarin said previous governments had ignored important sectors of agriculture, production, human resource development, education and health which are key to progress. Speaking on the occasion, State Bank Governor Dr Shamshad Akhtar said that the growing rate of unemployment and poverty posed greater challenge to the country, which needed to be addressed. Tarin said that there may be slowdown in country's exports and workers' remittances due to global financial recession. He was of the view that global financial crisis did not affect Pakistan economy, however, added that it was due to international oil and food prices that affected negatively. According to an NNI report, Tarin also told the media after the function that the government will inject 20 billion rupees in the stock market at a proper time. In his address to the function, he said that inaction on behalf of the previous government for not passing the increasing prices to end consumers had led to the current situation, however, added that reduction in global food and oil prices would positively impact import bill of the country. He said that country's foreign exchanges reserves declined due to which it had to go to International Monetary Fund (IMF) adding that the programme was launched on mutually acceptable agreement basis between Pakistan and the Fund. He stressed the need for preparing comprehensive strategy for sustainable economic growth adding that country's economy needed to be repaired. He said that the government has introduced nine point agenda for sustainable growth and economic stability adding that the macroeconomic sustainability was the first priority of the current government besides providing safety net to the vulnerable population. He said that the government envisages increasing tax to GDP ratio to 15 per cent besides reducing non-development expenditures and rationalizing the development expenditures. He said the government was working to cut down inflation, reduce fiscal deficit as well as current account deficit, which rose due to increase in food and oil prices in the international market. He described provision of safety net to the poor as priority of the government, saying that the government has initiated an income support programme to support 7 million vulnerable households besides providing them skill training to have regular income sources. He said that government realized the importance of productive side of the economy, saying that it was focusing on agriculture to make it one of the profitable sectors of the economy. Besides, manufacturing and trade is being paid attention, which have suffered a lot recently he said. The government, he said, also wanted to have an integrated energy plan to ensure adequate supplies of energy to meet growth needs of the economy adding that its infrastructure development and capital market reforms will also be focused. Later, talking to journalists, the Adviser to Prime Minister said that the inflation would be cut down by January, saying that there are already positive signs as the SPI, CPI and WPI for the November has witnessed downward trends as against October. To a question, he said that the country expects $1.5 billion from various financial organizations, including World Bank, Islamic Development Bank, Asian Development Bank within two months. Regarding the money laundering, he said that legislation would be made in through the parliament to address the money laundering issues. Earlier, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Assef Ahmad Ali said that the agriculture and manufacturing sectors have been neglected for a long time, however added that the present government was focusing on manufacture-oriented economy instead of consumer economy. He attributed the present economic crisis to the bad policies and governance, however added that the present government wants to recover the economy through pro-poor policies. He said that Planning Commission would work on an integrated programme to train manpower for the sustainable economic growth of the country.