Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Tuesday chaired a meeting of the senior officials of Economic Affairs Division (EAD) to review progress on foreign funded projects.

Secretary EAD gave the meeting an update on different ongoing and planned projects with financing from Asian Development Bank (ADB), DFID, World Bank (WB), AIIB, and other multilateral and bilateral development partners.

Secretary EAD also gave a briefing on the Pak-German government to government negotiations on economic cooperation being held in the EAD.

The finance minister emphasised judicious and transparent utilisation of foreign funding for development projects and said their speedy implementation would facilitate achievement of government’s objective of inclusive high growth besides bringing about progress and economic well being for the people of the country.

He also stressed expeditious resolution of issues that hindered realising any project.

The minister also reviewed preparations for Pakistan delegation’s participation in the Golden Jubilee 50th annual meetings of the Asian Development Bank scheduled to be held at Yokohama, Japan from 4-7 May 2017.

The ADB Board of Governors, it may be added, holds an annual meeting to discuss developments in Asia and the Pacific as well as institutional matters.