Govt highly concerned about well-being of masses: Dar

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Donald Blome, Ambassador of the United Stated of America to Pakistan called on Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar on Tuesday.

SAPM on Finance Mr. Tariq Bajwa, Secretary Finance and other senior officers from Finance Division participated in the meeting.

The Finance Minister welcomed Donald Blome and highlighted the historic and durable bilateral relations with the United States on economic and trade front.

The Finance Minister apprised the US Ambassador about the on-going post-flood reconstruction and rehabilitation projects being undertaken by the present government. It was also shared that present government is highly concerned about the well-being of masses therefore a number of measures are being undertaken in this regard.

Both sides shared other matters of common interest as well during the meeting. The Finance Minister apprised the US Ambassador about the government’s comprehensive and pragmatic plans in terms of revenues and expenditures for meeting its national as well as international financial obligations.

Donald Blome reciprocated same sentiments on bilateral relations between United States of America and Pakistan. He acknowledged the huge level of economic losses being faced by Pakistan due to flood crisis and shared that US government stands with Pakistan in such testing times.

The Finance Minister commended the support of United States and stated that US has always been a great support Pakistan during tough times. The Finance Minister shared various economic avenues in which both countries can further deepen their economic relations.

In conclusion, the Finance Minister thanked H.E. Mr. Donald Blome for his support to Pakistan.