Ishaq Dar cancels visit to China


ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar has cancelled his visit to Beijing, China scheduled for the next week.


The decision has been taken in view of the fact that the Prime Minister is still recovering from his open heart surgery abroad & Finance Minister’s presence in the country is essential.

The spokesman of the Ministry of Finance said that the Minister was scheduled to attend the 1st Annual Meeting of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) at Beijing on 25-26 June 2016. The Minister was also scheduled to speak at a seminar, besides holding certain other meetings during the visit.

In a letter addressed to the President AIIB, the Minister has expressed regrets over his inability to attend the annual meeting.

Secretary, Economic Affairs Division Tariq Bajwa would now represent Pakistan at the event.