ISLAMABAD (APP) Countrys top level Economic team headed by Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs Dr.Abdul Hafeez Shaikh left here for Washington to attend the forthcoming meetings of the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Ministry of Finance sources told APP that the delegation ticipate in the WB and IMF meetings to be held from September 21 to 26 and appraised them of the economic policies of Pakistan initiated for the stabilization of the national economy. The Pakistani delegation led by Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh comprised Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Dr Nadeem ul Haq, Secretary Finance Dr Waqar Masood Khan, Secretary Economic Affairs Division (EAD) Abdul Wahid Rana and Acting Governor SBP Yasin Anwar. The annual meetings of the World bank and IMF not only provide a platform for the economic managers of the world to share each other experiences. but also give them an opportunity to discuss ways and means to correct the falling economies of their respective countries and stabilize them. Pakistan is currently facing a difficult time in terms of socio-economic issues as the country is suffering from the decade long menace of terrorism and chaos as a result Pakistan had suffered a loss of US $ 60 billion, besides losing its thousands of soldiers and civilians due to terrorism in the country. The Pakistani top economic team would highlight these issues during the meetings confronting the country and invite the attention of the world in this regard, the sources added. Pakistani team is optimistic to achieve these goals in its meetings with the global leaders, they added. Pakistans IMF programme of US $ 11.3 billion is concluding on September 20, and there are signs from the remarks of the Finance Minister Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh to the national media that Pakistan will not take interest in the IMF Stand By arrangement loan for the time-being. And if so happened its would review its impact whether positive or negative, they remarked.