ISLAMABAD- According to Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal, the strategic location of Pakistan can reveal new vistas for it to become a trade hub in the region.

He said the government is committed to reviving the economy through knowledge based initiatives, public sector reforms and by building modern infrastructure. The government is determined to achieve the economic growth rate of over 6 percent by 2017-18, Iqbal added.

He appreciated the role of Asian Development Bank (ADB) in enhancing regional connectivity among Pakistan, China, Afghanistan and Central Asia. ADB said the bank strongly believes in Pakistan's potential to achieve higher growth and is very impressed by Pakistan Vision 2025.