Olson praises Pakistan’s economic stability


US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard G Olson called on Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar on Monday.

The finance minister discussed with Mr Olson the details of recent round of talks with the IMF on the conclusion of the 8th review under the extended fund facility. Mr Olson congratulated the finance minister on the conclusion of the eighth review and praised the economic stability achieved by Pakistan under the present government.

The finance minister said with the successful completion of the 8th review, it would lend further impetus to the drive for economic development. He said the government had now embarked on consolidation of the gains it had made so far and from a position of economic stability it desired to move on to the state of economic prosperity.

The minister also discussed with Mr Olson the prime minister’s likely visit to US for which he may accompany the PM. Preparations for the SAARC finance ministers’ meeting were also discussed.