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Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said the government is making focus on the development of energy and infrastructure projects, strong macro-economic framework, higher growth and increased social sector spending.

He said this while talking to President Asian Development Bank (ADB) Takehiko Nakao in Islamabad on Tuesday.

Ishaq Dar said Pakistan's inclusion in the Morgan Stanley Index for emerging economies is a testament of international investors to the transformation of Pakistan to a stable economy.

He hoped that the CAREC Ministerial conference will help facilitate further synergy between member states for enhancing economic integration within the Central Asia region.

President Nakao said with high foreign exchange reserves, single digit inflation, and high growth projections, ADB considers Pakistan an excellent development partner.

He expressed his grief and sadness on the latest attack on Police Training College in Quetta.

He also offered his condolences on the sad incident that took place in Quetta last night. He said that such incidents are shocking but the world acknowledges the remarkable resilience shown by the government and people of Pakistan for eliminating terrorism.


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