WASHINGTON - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday told co-chairs of a UN initiative to promote energy for all and that his government is striving to resolve the energy crisis facing the nation urgently and would also seek international cooperation towards that end.
Speaking at a meeting with Prime Minister of Norway Jens Stoltenberg and Danish Minister for International Development Christian Bach, he said his government has assigned energy issue the highest priority.
It was agreed at the meeting that the three countries would push for a goal on sustainable energy for all as part of the post-2015 development agenda.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif outlined the goals and targets his government had established at promoting sustainable energy in Pakistan.
He highlighted that Pakistan National Framework was aimed at generation of cheap energy, exploitation of renewable energy and sustainable energy potential, and a culture of energy conservation and responsibility.
The three leaders agreed to continue their engagement with the sustainable energy for all initiative.
Meanwhile, the Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ms. Christine Lagarde on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the 68th session of the UNGA.
The Prime Minister briefed the IMF head about his government's commitment to implementing the structural reforms and meeting the growth and inflation targets in line with his overall vision of reforming the economy.
In this context, the Prime Minister underlined the priority areas of his economic policy including broadening the tax system, privatisation reforms in the public sector entities and managing the fiscal deficit.
Ms. Lagarde noted with appreciation the steps initiated by the Government of Pakistan with regard to introducing the tough but essential actions to stabilise the economy.