PR No.31 Islamabad

Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar chaired a meeting to review progress on various programs and activities of the Ministry of Finance here today. The newly appointed Secretary Finance Mr. Tariq Bajwa also participated in the meeting.

Finance Minister felicitated Mr. Bajwa on his appointment as Secretary Finance. He said that it was a challenging assignment and brought with it a significant level of responsibility. He expressed the hope that the new Secretary will prove himself equal to the challenge as he brought with himself a wealth of experience of working in different key positions including Secretary Finance Department Punjab, Chairman Federal Board of Revenue and Secretary Economic Affairs Division.

The Finance Minister said that immediate task for the new incumbent and his team was the preparation of next fiscal year’s budget and meeting the time lines of various ongoing reforms and initiatives.  He expressed satisfaction with the performance of Finance Division and advised the officials to ensure that various targets set for the ministry are achieved.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Tariq Bajwa thanked the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister for reposing confidence in his abilities and assured that he would do his best to take forward government’s economic agenda of fiscal prudence and sustainable inclusive growth.

The meeting was also attended by senior officials of the Ministry of Finance.