Pakistan calls for second IMF loan

Islamabad is to ask the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a second multi-billion dollar loan to temper the impact of its counter-terrorism measures on its already-fragile economy. News of Pakistan's request follows the Fund's announcement on Friday that it had finalised an agreement with Tokyo for it to borrow $100 billion from the world's second-largest economy.

"We will ask the board of directors for the amount as the war on terror has caused serious economic problems," Shakurit Tarin t

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