PR No.287 Islamabad

Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization chaired a meeting of the officials of Economic Affairs Division and Finance Division today.

The Minister congratulated his team on successful holding and conclusion of the high profile events in Islamabad during the current week which included visits of Ms. Christine Lagarde Managing Director IMF, Mr. Takehiko Nakao President ADB and the 15th CAREC Ministerial conference, as well as the recent successful launching of US $ 1 billion international sukuk.

The Finance Minister acknowledged and appreciated the hard work and dedication of the officials and coordinated efforts of both Divisions for making these events a success. He said that the Managing Director IMF and President ADB had both noted the economic progress in Pakistan which has taken place due to the sound economic policies of the government.

More than 160 Ministers and senior officials from 11 central Asian member states of CAREC attended the 2 day 15th CAREC conference in Islamabad. Finance Minister remarked that economic stability achieved by Pakistan in the last three years was being acknowledged by the whole world and the recent high profile visits of MD IMF and President ADB were a testimony to this effect. He urged the officials to continue their commitment to ensure sustained economic progress of Pakistan and its people.

The meeting was attended by senior officials of Economic Affairs and Finance Divisions.