Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Malaysia next week where he is likely to seek monetary assistance to minimise the cash-strapped Pakistan’s dependence on an IMF bailout package. Khan and Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad will have a tete-a-tete, followed by the delegation-level talks. Khan’s visit “would provide an opportunity to further cement the existing friendly and cordial bilateral relations by enhancing economic, trade and commercial ties, for our mutual benefit,” the statement said. Early this month, Prime Minister Khan visited China, which reportedly agreed to provide USD 6 billion in aid to Pakistan. The Malaysian diplomat assured his government’s full support to enhance bilateral relations with Pakistan and said that the Malaysian leadership looks forward to Khan’s visit.
November 11, 2017