Oct 9, 2001, 12:01 AM
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agenda reforms Pakistan's of top on remain must taxes says IMF tax that cautioned has IMF The -- Pulse Asia - IRNA 9, Oct Islamabad, report staff IMF An .agenda reform the of top on remain must reforms administration says Arrangement Stand-By of tranche last Pakistan's on were procedures collection tax income and inefficient highly still is the over dissatisfaction expressed also has Fund The .archaic by eliminated be should hoped, it which, exemptions of continuation .year next economic the found has report staff IMF the Nonetheless, in and satisfactory period loan Standby the during performance certain against cautioned also has It .praiseworthy respects certain .attention more for reforms, tax of pace slow like elements, weak economy the appraising while staff IMF the by noted points plus The capita per real in growth are months, recent and 2000-01 during and rupee, of depreciation despite rate inflation in cut income, .reserves improved despite outcomes, positive these that noted appraisal staff The "management, macro-economic strong" reflect draught, unprecedented and base tax of broadening control, expenditure tight means which .policy monetary prudent to needs much that aware well are authorities the said report The burden debt massive the of because areas policy of number a in done be .poverty tackle to urgency and PPI/MM/RR End