PR No.182 Islamabad: March 20, 2017

Foreign Secretary, Tehmina Janjua paid a courtesy call on Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Monday, after assuming her new responsibilities.

Minister Dar felicitated Ms Janjua on her appointment as the first woman Foreign Secretary and hoped that she would utilize her rich experience of bilateral and multilateral diplomacy to further the interests of the country in the international arena Finance Minister and Ms. Janjua also on the occasion exchanged views on steps taken by the present government for betterment of the economy and improving the security environment.

The Minister said that with concerted efforts the country had been able to achieve macroeconomic stability and was now well set on the path to growth and employment generation. He said the stable economic situation had greatly encouraged foreign investors as well as overseas Pakistanis to explore business and investment opportunities in the country. He said that in that backdrop it was important to have greater engagement with the Pakistani diaspora and foreign investors and facilitating them with regard to exploring business and investment opportunities in Pakistan.