ISLAMABAD (APP): Finance Minister, Senator Ishaq Dar here on Sunday chaired a meeting to discuss measures for improving public debt management. Director General (Debt), Finance Division, briefed him about the steps taken for synchronization of retail and wholesale debt. The Minister asked for data projections related to external debt and directed that EAD might share the said data with the Debt Office on regular basis. During the course of the discussion, it was agreed that there was a need to have an optimal composition between domestic and external debt portfolios for cost effectiveness.

The Minister appreciated all the efforts for effective debt management and provided guidelines with regard to market issues and in house improvement.