LAHORE - Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday dashed to London from USA to be at the side of her ailing wife who is undergoing an emergency surgery at a hospital there.

Dar has urged for prayers for a successful procedure and early recovery of his spouse.

The finance minister arrived in London after completing a hectic visit to Washington where he held 49 meetings during the Annual Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF).

His engagements in Washington included meetings with finance ministers of Iran, Afghanistan, Japan and head of JICA on the sidelines of the annual moot.

He also met senior officials of the US government and addressed Atlantic Council – a think tank, and Pakistani community to apprise them about the state of economy of the country.