ISLAMABAD: US Deputy Assistant Secretary Asia Robert Copperworth held a meeting with Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh. During the meeting, US Ambassador to Pakistan Paul Jones and Secretary Finance Naveed Kamran Baloch were also present.
The US delegation lauded the measures taken by the Government to stabilize economy which paved way for reducing current account deficit, stabilization in stock exchange, enhancement in recoveries, balance in payments and other economic achievements.The US delegation expressed hope that Government of Pakistan will continue to take measures to strengthen economy and these measures will further stabilize macroeconomic reforms.
It is pertinent to mention here that last month during his visit to US Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh briefed US businessmen that Pakistan’s economy was on the right path to stabilization and urged the US businessmen to benefit from investment opportunities available in the country.
The Pakistani delegation led by Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh is currently visiting the United States to attend the International Monetary Fund/World Bank annual meetings-2019. Talking to the members of USPBC on the luncheon roundtable, the Adviser highlighted the government’s focus on improving the ease-of-doing-business and encouraged the US companies to expand their footprint in Pakistan.