Minister: (Dar meets Deputy Prime Minister of Japan)


ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar and Deputy Prime Minister of Japan, Mr Taro Aso, exchanged views on the economic situation and bilateral matters between the two countries at the sidelines of Spring Meetings of IMF and World Bank in Washington.

According to a press statement issued here on Sunday, Deputy Prime Minister Aso appreciated the turnaround of Pakistan’s economy in a period shorter than projected by international economists. He observed that if Pakistan stays on course, continues its current economic policies and sticks to the reform agenda then it can exploit more potential gains in the years to come.

Also on the sidelines of the Spring Meetings Mr. David Lipton, 1st DMD IMF, commended Finance Minister on a quick turnaround of Pakistan Economy from macroeconomic instability to a stable economy.

Further, Ms Nemat Shafik, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of England, congratulated Finance Minister on the successful 6th review of IMF Program. She observed that if Pakistan continues the reform agenda then it will move towards joining the Emerging Markets league.

While thanking all the excellencies Finance Minister Dar said we cannot afford to be complacent and under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif we are committed to continue and implement the reforms agenda. He reiterated that our aim is to take growth to a higher trajectory, reduce poverty and make prosperity shared and inclusive.

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