Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says operation Zarb-e-Azb will cost one point seven five billion dollars.

In a media briefing in Pakistan's Embassy in Washington, he said Pakistan requires 800 million dollars for repatriation of Temporarily Displaces Persons (TDPs).

The Minister said the government intends to privatize thirty-five entities and it will pay loan through privatization of HBL.

He said shares of distribution companies will be sold in the next phase. He said remittances are likely to increase by fifteen percent this year.

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