ISLAMABAD - Finance Minister Ishaq Dar chaired a meeting here on Monday to review preparations of Pakistan’s delegation for attending the upcoming Islamic Development Bank Annual General meetings in Jakarta.

Secretary Economic Affairs Division (EAD) Tariq Bajwa briefed the meeting about the schedule of different events to be held during the annual general meeting of IDB from 17th to 19th of May. The minister gave instructions for completing all the preparations in time to ensure active participation of Pakistan’s delegation at the meeting.

Secretary EAD also briefed the minister regarding the various projects currently under implementation with the assistance of IDB. He also gave an account of the financing operations of International Islamic Trade Financing (ITFC), which is a part of the IsDB group and provides commodity financing to Pakistan. The minister stated that IDB was an important development partner for Pakistan. He directed EAD to ensure optimal utilization of the financial resources being provided by the Islamic Development Bank.