Humayun Iqbal Shami (Chairman, Pakistan Economic Forum):
Pakistan has made a right and timely decision to negotiate with IMF for a bailout package. It was the need of the time as Pakistan has been facing the issue of balance of payment deficit. The main advantage of consulting IMF is that the credit rating of a country improves. The government is taking mature steps for economic revival. The IMF has also expressed flexibility in its terms and conditions for the said bailout package.