On Thursday, Pakistan had hired a group of banks to arrange investor calls ahead of a triple-tranche sale of US dollar denominated bonds.
Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Emirates NBD Capital, JPMorgan, Standard Chartered, and BOC International will hold calls with fixed-income investors, the document from one of the banks showed.
A benchmark issuance comprising tenors of five, 10 and 30 years will follow, subject to market conditions. Tranches of benchmark size are usually at least $500 million.
Cash-strapped Pakistan has been in dire need of funds after its economy was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and contracted.
Questions over fiscal and revenue reforms had led to the suspension of a $6-billion bailout package by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since early last year.
The IMF and Pakistan reached agreement last month to resume the suspended facility, subject to approval by the IMF board.
The IMF approved a $500 million disbursement to Pakistan for budget support after the board completed delayed reviews of the$6-billion loan programme on Wednesday.
The latest payment brought to $2 billion the total disbursements under the Extended Fund Facility since the programme was first approved in July 2019, the IMF said in a statement.