Pakistan is eyeing an economic growth rate of 6 percent by 2017-18 as it is believed the country’s geo-political and strategic location can open up new vistas to make it a trade hub, a Pakistan minister said .

Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal was talking to a delegation of Asian Development Bank here, Geo News reported.

Iqbal also said the Pakistan government is committed to reviving the economy through knowledge-based initiatives, public sector reforms, and building of modern infrastructure.
The government is determined to achieve the economic growth rate of over 6 per cent, he added.

Nawaz to address UN on Sept 26

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will address the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Sep 26, the day his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi is likely to reach there, an aide to Sharif said Thursday.
There is, however, no meeting scheduled between the two prime ministers, Geo News reported.
Prime Minister Sharif will be travelling to the UN Sep 24. He will also hold an important meeting with US Vice President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on UN peace missions, according to Sharif’s special advisor Tariq Fatemi.
Sharif will also meet his counterparts from Denmark and Norway and discuss issues related to energy, he added.



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