Pakistan finmin expects economy to grow more than 3.5% this FY

Pakistan finmin expects economy to grow more than 3.5% this FY

Pakistan’s finance minister Miftah Ismail speaks during an interview in Islamabad, Pakistan December 28, 2017. Picture taken December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood/File Photo

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Sept 3 (Reuters) – Pakistan Finance Minister Miftah Ismail expects the economy to grow more than 3.5% for the fiscal year that started in July, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday.

Ismail predicted inflation, running at the highest in 47 years and the second-highest in Asia, was close to its peak and would average 15% for the year, the report said.

Curbs on luxury items may remain in place for longer than currently anticipated, Ismail was quoted as saying.

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Reporting by Jahnavi Nidumolu in Bengaluru; Editing by William Mallard

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