Pakistan wins IMF cash

PAKISTAN - The International Monetary Fund has approved a $135m cash injection into Pakistan, in a further sign of the country's strengthened relations with Western states.

IMF chiefs, announcing they had cleared the final tranche of a $596m loan, praised the country's adherence to a fund-agreed economic programme.

"Pakistan's achievements under the programme... have been commendable," said Eduardo Aninat, the fund's deputy managing director.

"Despite adverse weather conditions, real per capi

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