Statement by IMF's Rato on earthquake disaster

Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), made a statement on Saturday 8 October in Washington, D.C. regarding the earthquake affecting Pakistan, north India and Afghanistan.

"On behalf of the International Monetary Fund, I offer my deepest condolences to the families of the victims, and to the people and governments of those countries affected by the earthquake that has struck the region northeast of Islamabad.

"We have learnt with great sadness of initial

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