ISLAMABAD – Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that international institutions have expressed complete confidence on Pakistan’s economic statistics.

Addressing a conference organized under the auspices of South Asian Federation of Accountants in Islamabad on Saturday, he said SAARC countries should work together for promotion of trade and links with each other.

Dar highlighted that development budget of the country has not be cut, adding that journey of prosperity will continue. Ishaq Dar said that 260 percent increase has been made in development budget.

According to Radio Pakistan, the finance minister said: “We will welcome suggestion of forum in the field of social development. He said becoming a member of multinational convention will promote transparency in administrative matters”.