ISLAMABAD, Oct 9 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain Sunday congratulated Minister for Finance senator Ishaq Dar on getting the ‘Finance Minister of the year 2016 for South Asia’ award.

The President conveyed his felicitation message to the Finance Minister on phone and said that his selection as the best finance minister was an acknowledgement of the successful economic and financial policies.

He further hoped that Ishaq Dar would continue his hard work for the economic stability of the country and prosperity of the people of Pakistan, said a press release.

The Emerging Markets, the newspaper of the IMF/World Bank Annual Meeting, had awarded Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar as `Finance Minister of the year 2016 for South Asia.’