CEO of Open Government Partnership meets Finance minister



Japan, May 05 (APP): Finance Minister Ishaq Dar here on Friday met with the CEO of Open Government Partnership on the sidelines of ADB meeting, and apprised him about the practical steps taken by the Government to ensure transparency in procurement process.
The Finance Minister at the outset referred to the open and transparent process adopted for LNG projects which saved around $ 900 Million and appreciated by all concerned to the extent that it is being taken up as a case study.
He added that practical steps had been taken to ease up doing business with private sector and the same has been appreciated at all levels.
Government acknowledged the importance of private sector in its contribution towards economic growth and hence substantial consultation is held with it during preparation of the budget.
The Minister reaffirmed that all these steps contributed towards Open Government and ensure information sharing and transparency.
The CEO of the Open Government Partnership acknowledged the steps already taken by Government of Pakistan to ensure transparency in public procurement and urged that further engagement and assistance would add positively to the future economic endeavors in the country.
APP/ Saeeda