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Pakistan central bank chief resigns ahead of IMF loan review

Published on Jan 31, 2014 2:40 PM

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - The governor of Pakistan's central bank has resigned, finance ministry officials said Friday, on the eve of an International Monetary Fund review into a US$6.7 billion (S$ 8.6 billion) bailout loan.

Yaseen Anwar was appointed governor of the State Bank of Pakistan in October 2011.

He resigned on Thursday citing personal reasons, finance ministry spokesman Shafqat Jalil told AFP.

The IMF approved the package for the country in September last year, subject to strict economic reforms, particularly in its troubled energy sector and tax system.

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