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Remaining amount of CSF to be disbursed to Pakistan soon: Richard Olson

June 14, 2014

US ambassador Richard Olson has held out assurance to Finance Minister Ishaq Dar that the remaining amount of coalition support fund will soon be released to Pakistan.

US ambassador called on finance minister Ishaq Dar here Saturday and exchanged views on matters of mutual cooperation and economic affairs.

Ishaq Dar thanked US for extending cooperation to Pakistan during the World Bank board meeting on the matter of WASO hydropower project.

Finance minister said energy figures one among the top priorities of his government adding government is working on fast track basis for harnessing indigenous resources by toning down its reliance on imported and expensive resources.

Finance minister exchanged views with the US ambassador on 1000 power transmission project and Dia Mir Bhasha dam.

Richard Wilson said US would continue to forge partnership with Pakistan besides working for peace and stability in the region.

He observed that his country wants to upgrade the existing ties with Pakistan in all the sectors of mutual interests. The remaining amount of coalition support fund would be disbursed to Pakistan soon, he assured.

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Source: Daily Messenger (Pakistan)

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