Pakistan

Dar vows to ensure well-being of general public in next budget

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said on Sunday ensuring well-being of the general public will be accorded the utmost priority in next budget.

“All opinion, proposals and constructive suggestions from experts and stakeholders should be taken into account while preparing the budget,” he said while chairing a meeting in Islamabad to review matters related to the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP).

He emphasized the reforms being introduced by the government were meant to facilitate and regulate the corporate sector, in line with international best practices.

Budget proposals with respect to the corporate sector were also discussed during the meeting.

Chairman SECP also briefed the finance minister on reform measures, including legislative measures, being taken by the government to facilitate the corporate sector.

Dar to lead Pakistani delegation to IMF-World Bank meetings in Washington

Ishaq Dar will lead Pakistan delegation to the IMF – World Bank spring meeting in Washington from 21st to 23rd of this month.

The IMF-World Bank annual event will be attended by finance ministers, central bank heads, and top officials of finance and economy related departments, from around the world.

During the visit to Washington, Finance Minister besides attending different events relating to IMF World Bank meetings will also have bilateral exchanges with finance ministers of other countries as well as heads of important international organizations.

He will also participate in the 50th Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of Asian Development Bank, which will be held in Yokohama, Japan from 4th to 7th of next month. The meeting will discuss developments in Asia and the Pacific as well as institutional matters. Finance Minister Dar is currently also serving as the Vice Chairman of ADB.

A meeting chaired by the Finance Minister in Islamabad today reviewed preparations for a meaningful participation of the Pakistan delegations in both the events.

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