The caretaker finance minister of Pakistan, Shamshad Akhtar confirmed today that China has agreed to extend a 2 billion dollar loan to Pakistan, which was due in March, for another year. Beijing has formally communicated this decision to Islamabad. This extension comes at a crucial time for Pakistan's economy, which has been grappling with financial challenges. 

Last summer,

Pakistan secured a  3 billion dollar standby arrangement from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to stabilize its economy. Fitch, a rating agency, recently highlighted Pakistan's vulnerable external position and stressed the importance of securing financing from both multilateral and bilateral partners as a pressing concern for the upcoming government.

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