Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin says the third wave of COVID-19 is challenging and Pakistan needs support of development partners to stimulate recovery.
He was speaking at a virtual event held on the side-lines of the 77th session of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific titled "Debt Relief in the Aftermath of the Pandemic: How can Regional Dialogue help."
The Finance Minister said Pakistan's economy is recovering as Large Scale Manufacturing is showing significant growth but there is a need to continue this momentum which is not possible without external support.
He said the government of Pakistan introduced largest ever economic stimulus package for SMEs, facilitated Construction sector and allied industries in wake of Covid challenge.
The Finance Minister apprised the forum about the economic challenges faced by Pakistan due to COVID-19 pandemic.