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Government is committed to ensuring transparency in all sectors of the economy: Ishaq Dar

Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar shaking hand with US Treasury Secretary Mr. Steven T. Mnuchin in Washington on April 25, 2017.

WASHINGTON:(APS)April 25,2017- Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar has said that the government is now focusing on achieving sustainable and inclusive higher growth after macroeconomic stability.

Addressing members of US-Pakistan Business Council at US Chamber of Commerce at Washington on Tuesday, he said Pakistan is fast improving ease of doing business in the country.

The Minister said the government is committed to ensuring transparency in all sectors of the economy and for this purpose it is working closely with international organizations.

He apprised the audience that international rating of Pakistan has improved from negative to positive during the span of last four years.

Ishaq Dar said our Stock Market has emerged as the 5th best performer in the world which clearly indicated that Pakistan has huge potential for investment.

He urged the US investors to take advantage of the tremendous investment opportunities coming up in Pakistan.

Meanwhile, US Acting Deputy Secretary of State Tom Shannon called on Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar in Washington.

Speaking on the occasion, Ishaq Dar said that Pakistan will continue to work for a relationship with the United States based on mutual respect and mutuality of interests.

Reiterating Pakistan’s strong resolve to combat terrorism and extremism in the country, the Minister said the government is conducting security operations with the unwavering belief that ridding the society of the scourge of terrorists and extremists is in Pakistan’s national interest.

He said there is no other country which has sacrificed more in human life and material terms than Pakistan in the global fight against terrorism.

Tom Shannon conveyed to the Finance Minister the Trump Administration’s commitment to engage Pakistan for a broad based bilateral relationship and to partner with Pakistan to achieve regional peace and security in South Asia.

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