Oct 19, 2001, 12:01 AM
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Minister :package relief debt preparing Pakistan relief debt a preparing is Pakistan - IRNA 19, Oct Islamabad, Minister Finance debt, of burden increasing the address to package .Thursday said Aziz Shaukat British the with along conference news joint a addressing was He . Islamabad in Short Clair Development International for Minister days few next the within finalised be would package the said He debt the of solution seek to donors major with discussed then and .problem to approaches and options various have will package the said He .problem the with deal relief debt meaningful a for need the emphasised Aziz Shaukat social on spending increasing for space fiscal the gain to package .programmes reduction poverty and development underscored he Secretary, British with talks his during said He .burden debt Pakistan's of sustainability of issue the receives Pakistan that imperative is it said Minister The new the face to community international the from support adequate during said He .efforts reforms its undermining without challenges and challenges these of understanding shown has Short .Ms discussion, .them meet to government her for support due promised has expeditious for need the underlined also Minister Finance The He .refugees Afghan the for community international the from support larger expects Pakistan Afghanistan, in approaches winter as said this handle to able be not would Pakistan Clearly, .refugees of influx .own its at problem also have plans contingency various said Minister Finance The in conflict ongoing the about assumptions different on based made been friends Pakistan's that confident was He .Afghanistan neighbouring the over ride to assistance necessary provide would donors and are reserves exchange foreign our said however He .situation critical the of liquidity pressure, under not is currency level, comfortable at prices and satisfactory are supplies adequate, is system banking .market the in commodities various of availaility reflecting million fifteen a announced Short Clare .Ms Minister British The efforts its and reforms continuing Pakistan's support to package pound Afghan of influx the of view in crisis humanitarian the alleviate to programme bilateral its increase would Ministry her said She .refugees two next the for year per pounds million fortyfive to Pakistan to .years plans Aziz Shaukat .Mr with discussed she said Minister UK The that debt Pound million twenty on payments service off write to Britan .Corporation Development Commonwealth the to owes Pakistan continued to subject debt the of cancellation consider also would .progress political and economic with coordinate will Britain said she questions to Replying and agencies donor from relief debt seek to efforts its in Pakistan .countries broad-based a for need a was there said she question, another To the by dominated be not should which Afghanistan in government the of continuation to lead will situation a such as Alliance Northern rights human the of aware also was she said She .there hostilities also should Taliban moderate said She .Alliance Northern the of record .Kabul in up set future the in included be need the emphasised Minister British the question, another yet To people of future better a for conflict Kashmir the of resolution for .Asia South of are poverty and injustice that questioner a to agreed She .addressed be to need they and terrorism for grounds breeding United the of attitude towards drawn was attention her When she there, living nationalities other of criminals towards Kingdom British the that admitted She .criticism fair a was it that agreed to legislation tighten to trying are they and slow quite was system .problem this address TK/MMZ/JB End