Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday said that government would move to the state of economic prosperity after achieving a position of economic stability.

The government had now embarked on consolidation of the gains it had made so far and from a position of economic stability it desired to move on to the state of economic prosperity, Finance Minister said during a meeting with Richard G. Olson, the US Ambassador to Pakistan.

The Finance Minister discussed with Olson the details of the recent round of talks with the IMF on the conclusion of the 8th Review under the Extended Fund Facility.

Olson congratulated the Finance Minister on the conclusion of the eighth review and praised the economic stability achieved by Pakistan under the present Government.

The Finance Minister said that with the successful completion of the 8th review would lend further impetus to the drive for economic development. The Minister also discussed with Olson Prime Minister’s likely visit to US for which he may accompany the PM. There was also discussion on the preparations for the SAARC Finance Ministers’ meeting on the occasion.