A video of State Financial institution of Pakistan Governor Reza Baqir being chased by London-based Pakistani journalists has gone viral.
The video exhibits Baqir apparently evading questions on rising inflation in Pakistan.
Nevertheless, the SBP governor did talk about Pakistan-IMF talks and inflation throughout his transient engagement with journalists in London.
He mentioned Pakitan-IMF talks progressed in the correct course. He additionally quoted IMF’s Center East and Central Asia Division Director Jihad Azour, who mentioned on Tuesday that the talks had come to a “superb” level.
Final week, Baqir accompanied Suakat Tarin to Washington DC the place the talks proceed. He arrived in London and attended an occasion right here.
Baqir instructed London-based Pakistani journalists that they may quickly count on excellent news concerning the IMF talks.
Responding to the questions on inflation, the SBP governor mentioned that the current hike in costs was a common phenomenon noticed all over the place together with in america.
He mentioned rising oil costs had additionally prompted inflation in Pakistan.
Nevertheless, when extra questions have been requested he ended the dialog to go away. He mentioned, “We’ll meet once more subsequent time. We’ll sit collectively and have tea.”
A video shared by PMLN supporters and others exhibits Baqir being chased by journalists shouting questions till he enters a hall.
One of many journalists quips, “We even don’t have cash to have tea.”