ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Thursday that public could make difference between those who did politics of progress and those who were doing politics of anarchy.

Presiding over a parliamentary party meeting ahead of the protest the opposition has planned to launch this month, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said,“Our government is determined to ensure a bright present and a bright future. The protests would prove useless.”

“In 2011 some people tried their best to do politics,” he said taking a jibe at the opposition. “But in 2013 the public became politically aware and elected us into power.”

“Our victory in Azad Kashmir elections was record breaking,” he said, talking about his party’s landslide victory in the elections held last month.

“In Gilgit-Baltistan and local bodies elections the public reposed their trust in us,” he said.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has threatened to launch an anti-government protest from August 7. The Pakistan People's Party is also expected to stage a protest this month.

Nawaz praised the efforts of Pakistan Army, police and the nation in bringing down terrorism and militancy in the country. He also expressed his happiness at the improved law and order situation in Karachi and said that investors were now coming back to the city.

"It is now my desire... that we say goodbye to the IMF this year," he said shortly after the announcement of the programme's conclusion.

IMF officials and Pakistani officials concluded their twelfth and final review in Dubai, with mission chief Harald Finger expressing satisfaction at the progress made by the country's economy. The tranche will be released pending approval from the IMF's executive board, but that step is largely a formality.

"Growth is expected to reach 5 per cent in FY 2016-17, supported by buoyant construction activity, strengthened private sector credit growth, and an investment upturn related to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)," said Finger, according to a statement released by the IMF.

Involving projects valued at $46 billion, CPEC envisages the construction of infrastructure such as power plants, roads and a port across Pakistan, linking southwestern China to the Arabian Sea.

"In the course of the IMF-supported programme, Pakistan's economy has made significant progress toward strengthening macroeconomic and financial stability and resilience, and laying foundations for higher, more sustainable, and inclusive growth," Finger said.

He identified declining exports and delays in power distribution company reform, however, as worthy of concern.

Privatisation of those and other public sector enterprises had been a key part of the programme, but there has been little progress.

The Pakistani delegation in Dubai was led by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, who welcomed the conclusion of the programme, which has supported the country's economic stabilisation agenda.

"Successful completion of the last review is indicative of government's strong commitment in implementing difficult structural reforms in the areas of taxation, energy, monetary/financial sectors and public sector enterprises," he said in a statement on Thursday.

In April, Masood Ahmed, the IMF's director for the Middle East and Central Asia, told Reuters that Pakistan was ready to go it alone once this package concluded.

"They have completed to a large measure the stabilisation agenda that this programme was supporting," he said. .