Miftah Ismail meets Permanent Secretary, DFID

Islamabad, March 08, 2018 (PPI-OT): Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, Miftah Ismail received Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Secretary at Department for International Development (DFID) UK for a meeting here on Thursday. British High Commissioner, Thomas Drew accompanied the visiting dignitary on the occasion. Adviser Miftah Ismail briefed Matthew Rycroft about the current state of economy and PML-N Government’s focus on steps for consolidating the economic gains made in the last four years. The Adviser said the Government had introduced a large number of reforms in the economy, which had resulted in macroeconomic stability. He said that the government continues to follow the policy of prudent financial management and would keep the fiscal deficit in check during its final year in office.

He said that economic growth was consistently increasing and the government is confident to achieve its fiscal and growth targets. He said that the challenges on the external side are also being addressed through various measures. They also discussed matters relating to Pak-UK bilateral cooperation including activities of DFID supporting Government’s development plans and programmes. Adviser Miftah Ismail said Pakistan was highly appreciative of British Government’s contribution for development programmes, particularly through DFID. Both sides on the occasion expressed strong commitment for further consolidating Pak-UK cooperation.

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