ISLAMABAD: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) will extend a $3.2 billion deferred payment facility with Pakistan for petroleum products from the start of July, the PM’s Adviser on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said on Wednesday.
The facility will be worth $275 million per month and will amount to $3.2bn per year for a period of three years, the finance adviser said.
In a message posted on social media website Twitter, Dr Hafeez Shaikh thank the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia for his continuous support for the people of Pakistan.
He said the facility would help strengthen Pakistan’s balance of payments position as the country battles a current account crisis.
1/. Would like to Thank The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, His Highness Muhammad Bin Salman for his continuous support for the people of Pakistan.
— Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh (@a_hafeezshaikh) May 22, 2019