WASHINGTON (APP) - The International Monetary Fund has assured Pakistan of its support for economic development of the country as Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn had a meeting with President Asif Ali Zardari. You can count on our support for growth and sustainable economic development, Kahn said, according to officials. He applauded Pakistans economic performance in recent months despite difficult conditions and said the Fund supports the countrys programs for poverty alleviation. President Zardari apprised the IMF leader of his governments economic policies, saying these prioritise fiscal and economic stabilization as well as development of the poor through programs aimed at their well-being. Meanwhile, US Congresswoman and co-chair of Pakistan Congressional Caucus, Sheila Jackson Lee called on President and reaffirmed her support for Pakistans efforts to rid the region of violent extremism and achieve economic development of the Pakistani people.