Pakistan has been declared the best country for infrastructure development in South Asia by the Emerging Markets.
Emerging Markets is a research and publishing institute of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank.
The award was given due to successful investment in energy and transport projects.
Pakistan received the distinction in recognition of the government’s best planning in various mega projects, including China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Lahore-Karachi railway, LNG pipeline and energy projects.
Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal was invited to receive the award in Washington but due to his unavailability, Pakistan’s Ambassador in the US Jalil Abbas Jilani received the award in a ceremony held in Washington on Saturday night.