JEDDAH- Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar today said the final evaluation on bids received regarding $ 1 billion Sukuk will kick start within a week.

The Finance Minister made these remarks during a sitting with Chief Executive Officer, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), Khaled Mohammed Al-Abondi on the sidelines of the Annual Meeting of Islamic Development Bank Group, in Jeddah.

Expressing desire for the close binding with ICD the Minister said, Islamabad wishes to strengthen its relationship with ICD and will support its operations inside Pakistan.

The Minister assured that ICD's bid would be evaluated on merit in accordance with Pakistan's rules.