WASHINGTON: After naming Pakistan’s Finance Minister as the best candidate for the Finance Minister of the Year for South Asia award, Emerging Markets – a publication of the IMF/World Bank Annual Meeting 2016 – has named Pakistan as the ‘Best Country for Infrastructure Development in South Asia’ in recognition of its massive progress in the field.
The award was received by Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, Jalil Abbas Jilani on behalf of Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal during a ceremony in Washington, said a press release issued on Monday.
Ambassador Jilani thanked the Emerging Markets for recognising and supporting Pakistan’s development trajectory that was inextricably linked to peace in the region.
Speaking on the occasion, Jilani highlighted Pakistan’s commitment to regional connectivity while sharing the fruits of prosperity with its neighbours.
He was confidence that the Pakistan’s development policies and regional economic cooperation would usher in a new era of prosperity.
Recently, Ishaq Dar was given ‘Finance Minister of the Year for South Asia Award’ by the Emerging Markets newspaper, in recognition of his stewardship of Pakistan’s economic policies during the difficult time.
Ambassador Jilani also received his award since the finance minister could not visit the United States for the annual meeting due to a tensed situation along the Line of Control (LoC), the All Parties Conference (APC) and a joint session of the parliament on Kashmir.