Minister for Finance, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, has been awarded as the “Finance Minister of the year 2016 for South Asia”. The Emerging Markets – A newspaper of records for the world’s development bank meetings acknowledged him with this award.
In recognition of the nation’s economic performance at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Annual Meeting, Pakistan finance minister was honoured with the reward, said a statement by the honouring guest on Saturday.
The`Emerging Markets’ sent an invitation letter to Ishaq Dar which read, “We recognize it has been difficult times in the international financial markets,your stewardship of your nation’s finances has been admirable since taking over.”
However as the Finance Minister could not make it to the ceremony due to situation on the Line of Control, the All-Parties Conference and Joint Session of the Parliament on Kashmir situation; he authorized Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani, Pakistan’s Ambassador in the United States, to accept the award on his behalf.