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The Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar has been given Finance Minister of the Year for South Asia award by the Emerging Markets newspaper

Mr. Jalil Abbas Jilani, Ambassador for Pakistan to the United States received the award on behalf of the Finance Minister in Washington D.C

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Jilani thanked the Emerging Markets for the prestigious award and recognition of Pakistan's successful economic policies. He highlighted that the Government's people-centric policies and bold economic reforms had resulted in economic stability and led the country on the path of economic progress.

The prestigious award has been given to Honorable Minister for Finance in recognition of his stewardship of Pakistan's economic policies during the difficult times in the international financial markets. Under the leadership of the Finance Minister, Pakistan has emerged as an increasingly important regional economy. His tireless efforts under the direction of the Prime Minister of Pakistan have spurredgrowth in FDI, Pakistan’sgreater presence in the global capital markets, new securities legislation, merger of the stock exchanges and Pakistan's burgeoning economic cooperation with China and other countries around the globe.

Led by the Finance Minister, successful economic agenda of the government has led the country to a path of success and development. Having achieved macroeconomic stability in the last three years through increased energy production, higher revenue collection, wider tax base, infrastructure development and significant reduction in fiscal deficit, the Government is now focused on consolidating the gains and achieving higher, inclusive and sustainable growth

Emerging Markets is the newspaper of the IMF/World Bank Annual Meeting 2016.




October 8, 2016
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