"Pakistan, says it has reached an agreement with the IMF on a six billion dollar loan justna sing discusses, what forced Imran Khan to seek help despite promising not to do so. And while the political cost is likely to be for his government for Stephanie, Finley and four hundred. Kareem Rasheed, Dr shave the TV new safe gooky held is. Assan IMF beyond Johnny was Stephanie. What are the terms and conditions of the six billion dollars package? That Pakistan is due to get from the International Monetary Fund. Do we know the details, yet, we don't know exactly, the agreement is still to be finalized, we expect that to happen in a couple of months, but we expect it will address Pakistan's gaping, current account deficit removed costly, energy subsidies and allow the rupee to float more freely is already fallen over twenty percent in the last year. But there are estimates that it may devalue another twenty percent and people are calling this one of the toughest IMF programs that Pakistan has seen because these reforms are expected to be introduced swiftly which will make it very hard for the average Pakistani who will have to cope with a rise in energy costs and a much weaker rupee Baucus on had already secured nine point two billion dollars in bilateral loans from countries such as Saudi Arabia UAE, an. China. Why did it have to go to the IMF, Pakistan thought that they could weather the storm when I was in his Lama Baden March? The government had said guests, they were in talks with the I m f but previously, they thought that they could get bilateral funding and sort of sort, the situation out by acting their own reforms, it became clear that, that wasn't enough. It wasn't enough money to address their obligations and Pakistan also needed the vote of confidence from the IMF that could unlock other funding and attract investors foot on Imran Khan had once declared he would rather die than beg to IMF waters. His government been telling the people of Pakistan now about the latest deal before the elections about a year ago, Imran Khan ran his political campaign promising to never go to the IMF for another loan. Now, this is something which has opponents are using against him because he's. Endeared words taken a u-turn completely gone back on his promise. So it's not an easy situation politically for the prime minister to handle, because it's a matter of record. There are video clips where he stood surrounded by thousands of people in political rallies, and promised, never to go to the I'm and today. He's doing exactly that because it's a very difficult economic situation in which he has no other options in the first eight months, nine months of his government. He tried to avoid going to the IMF tried to get loans from friendly countries such as Saudi Arabia, the UAE and China, but that has not been sufficient to restore what looks like very weak economic confidence. But halves the weakest in Pakistan's entire history. Ben. Ben just cook on the thought per up ninja member countries. Jauregui economic difficulty Maho on KOMO cut or up Cooper type John seldom see Pakistan economic situation. You high here. Did he facto finance minister, who's an advisor to the prime minister of the shake said, on record that Pakistan's economic situation of today has been fueled by policy failures under the previous government of former prime minister nervous Sharieff, so he talks about how Pakistan's exports crashed how Pakistan's previous government recklessly took foreign loans, and how they spent far beyond the topology of the Pakistanis feet to service. These loans to pay back these loans and future. Kluber bought a billion dollar Saul Kiara eighty to get so inches. Oh, good dictator, who? How might passed SE capacity eighty gam- buzzer? The hood cheesemakers take basically that was unavoidable. I'm John up. He has a point but I'm afraid such points. Don't really make a difference when it comes to public sentiment, and that is where the opposition is now going to try to fight it battle, what has the reaction been like in Pakistan has there been any reaction? Yet, the opposition has now confirmed that they're looking to St. agitation in the next few weeks, or a couple of months, the central point, the core point in the agitation campaign would be inflation across the country, as a consequence of Imran, Khan's agreement for the IMF, the only one point on which the government may have an advantage is that in the middle of Pakistan's scorching sun. But how many people would be discouraged from coming out on the streets? But we have to see we have to see how trends unfold in the coming months. Stephanie, how closely is the international community watching the situation in Pakistan? What are their main concerns if any the international community wants to see Pakistan, get serious about its economic reforms? It's not good for the region, if they are unstable and they really are putting on pressure for them to tackle terrorists operating on their soil in February. There was a terrorist attack in India, which put renewed pressure on Pakistan to tackle extremist groups, within its borders, which are threat, not only to region, but to Pakistan itself, Pakistan has a country of one hundred million people in a fast growing region, but Pakistan, has for so long squandered its potential. So the hope is now that this package could finally get. It back on the right track. This is now we can say the thirteenth package since the eighties. The IMF says it's the twenty first package since Pakistan joined the IMF, we've seen this before and Pakistan hasn't had a good history of concluding these programs or sticking to the reforms that it needs to people are hoping that this case will be different. People are cautiously optimistic watching and waiting to see if the government has the strength to carry out the reforms."