ISLAMABAD- Pakistan is seeking another $1.4 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help it deal with the economic slowdown from the coronavirus, government finance adviser Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said on Wednesday .

Pakistan will also be seeking more suport from World Bank and Asian Development Bank, Sheikh added.

"This 1.4 billion we are asking will be a low cost fast disbursing loan," he told a news conference in Islamabad.

The IMF agreed to a $6 billion financial aid programme for Pakistan last year.

(Reporting by Asif Shahzad; Editing by Andrew Heavens) ((; +923018463683;))