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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says Pakistan wants to work with Asian Development Bank (ADB) to overcome the challenges in the field of energy.

He said this while talking to Vice President Asian Development Bank Wencai Zhang who called on him in Islamabad on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister thanked ADB for the cooperation and the support extended to Pakistan.

Talking about the improved economic condition in the country, the Prime Minister said visit of Chinese President has ushered in a new era of development in the country adding that work has already been started on the implementation of China Pakistan Economic Corridor to complete these projects well within the stipulated time.

Mr Wencai Zhang apprised the Prime Minister of ADB's plans and strategy with reference to Pakistan for the next five years.

He said ADB supports PML-N's Vision 2025 and would continue to support Pakistan in important fields like energy, urban transport, solid waste management, waste water management, irrigation, sanitation, regional connectivity, agriculture, rural development, financial sector, capacity building, infrastructure development and disaster management.

He said that ADB is considering providing assistance to Pakistan for developing the social sector.

He congratulated the Prime Minister on government's better macro-economic indicators due to which economy has stabilized in the last two years.


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