ISLAMABAD - A two-member US delegation Thursday expressed concern over the energy crisis and cash flow to the IPPs. We are looking how the US government can help overcome the energy crisis possibly by inviting energy sector companies to move forward, the delegates stated. The 2-member delegation from the United States of America led by Bob Deutsch, Senior Economist, US State Department, visited the Board of Investment and called on Minister of State Saleem H Mandviwalla, who is also Chairman BOI, and Secretary, Ministry of Investment Tariq Iqbal Puri. Chairman, Board of Investment, highlighted the policy parameters of investment in Pakistan. He also underlined the policy, which allows 100 per cent foreign equity in the major sectors and full repatriation of profits and dividends in all the sectors. Secretary, Ministry of Investment, who is also Secretary BOI, briefed the delegation about overall investment climate, the governments incentives and trends of Foreign Direct Investment inflows in the context of global recession. The US has the capacity to come back and the things are changing under the current administration. Slowdown in the US economy automatically impacts the rest of the world and particularly, country like Pakistan, he commented. He said Pakistan is specially focusing on infrastructure development and for this purpose is eyeing those strategic investors who have stakes in Pakistan. He further highlighted about the incentives being offered in the special economic zones, which could complement the working of the Reconstruction Opportunity Zones (RoZs). While shedding light on the energy crisis in Pakistan, he told the delegation that the manufacturing sector had been badly hit by the energy shortage, especially, the textile sector. Explaining working of the BOI, Secretary, Ministry of Investment and BOI informed the delegates that BOI was an apex government agency for the promotion of investment. It is the first forum where the investor interacts, plays the leading role in facilitating the projects with other ministries by adopting proactive approach.