PR No.38
Islamabad: January 05, 2022

Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Mr. Shaukat Tarin held a meeting with a delegation of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) headed by Secretary-General Dr.Nayef bin Falah Al-Hajraf at Finance Division, today. Welcoming the delegation, Finance Minister Mr. Shaukat Tarin highlighted long cordial relations between Pakistan and the member states of the GCC and said that our relations are firmly rooted in shared faith, values and culture. The Finance Minister appreciated the GCC member countries for providing hospitability to a large number of Pakistanis working there. Finance Minister Mr. Shaukat Tarin also underscored the current economic situation of Pakistan and said that the Government is committed to introduce reform in various sectors, in the face of various challenges, to address the long outstanding structural issues and to attain sustainable and inclusive growth. He further said that the present government has introduced reforms in Agriculture, Industry, IT , housing, investment and other sectors and promotion of tourism as vital for economic growth. Dr. Nayef bin Falah Al-Hajraf also highlighted deep rooted relationship between GCC member countries and Pakistan and discussed various avenues of cooperation and collaboration especially for the enhancement of trade, economic and investment opportunities between Pakistan and GCC member States. Finance Minister Mr. Shaukat Tarin supported the proposals of Dr.Nayef bin Falah Al-Hajraf for broadening the trade, economic relations and investment opportunities between Pakistan and the GCC member countries and assured them of full support of the present government.