PR No. 208 ISHAQ DAR MEETS DMD IMF Islamabad: April 24, 2017

Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar met with Deputy Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF), Mr Mitsuhiro Furusawa at Washington and apprised him about Article IV consultations held in Dubai recently.

Minister Dar also informed him about the macro-economic situation in the country and highlighted the steps being taken by the government to achieve a higher growth trajectory on an inclusive and sustainable basis. He said that Pakistan would achieve a GDP growth of over 5 percent in the fiscal year ending June 2017.

Minister Dar appreciated IMF’s support and help for Pakistan and added that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Government were committed to the reforms program and adherence to sound economic policies.

On his part, Mr Furusawa congratulated Minister Dar on the successful completion of the IMF program. He appreciated the reform program in the country which had stabilized the economy and put it on a higher growth trajectory.

Finance Minister was accompanied on the occasion by Governor SBP, Finance Secretary and Secretary EAD while IMF’s Mission Chief for Pakistan Mr. Harald Finger was also present.