Pakistan: Thousands of Jammat-e-Islam supporters protest against IMF 'slavery'

Thousands of Jammat-e-Islam protesters took to the streets of the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi on Friday to protest against measures demanded by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as part of a new bailout deal, and to demand the implementation of an Islamic system of government in the country. Jammat-e-Islam President Sirajul Haq was present at the protest, which saw demonstrators holding a... Еще banner reading «IMF slavery unacceptable, people's march against price hike, unemployment and rise in taxes.» On July 3, the IMF consented to a $6 billion (€5.3 billion) bailout package to help «return sustainable growth» to Pakistan's economy. The deal — the 13th IMF bailout for Pakistan — is due to span 39 months, with the IMF expected to review Islamabad's progress on a quarterly basis.

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