Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar has met US Under Secretary of State Catherine Novelli and briefed her about the performance of Pakistan economy.     

He apprised her about the build-up of foreign exchange reserves, decline in inflation and discount rate and soaring remittances.       

Ms Novelli observed that there was a remarkable turnaround in Pakistan economy in a short period of time.      

She proposed that Pakistan should join Clean US Pakistan Energy Challenge under which the United States will especially support renewable energy projects.     

She also offered US help in establishing a broad-band technology under private sector, which will support health initiatives.                                

The Finance Minister informed Ms Catherine Novelli about the recent developments on trade with Afghanistan. He said many issues involved in Pakistan Afghan Trade have been resolved and the two countries have agreed to double the trade in the next few years.

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