IMF said that Pakistan needed to improve its tax collection,
and achieve a better financial performance from public
enterprises in order to bring the debt down.
viewed Pakistan's near-term economic outlook as broadly
encouraging," the report concluded.
the praise was followed by a warning that downside risks
remain if the reform efforts are not sustained over a sufficiently
long period of time.
economic growth has been hindered by high oil prices, protracted
drought, trade disruption in the aftermath of 11 September
and regional security problems.