ISLAMABAD (APP) - Vice-President Asian Development Bank (ADB), Xiaoyu Zhao said here on Thursday that the bank might double its lending portfolio to Pakistan after finalisation of general capital increases (BCI) with member states. Briefing the media persons after meeting with senior govt officials here, he said that ADB has very active portfolio in Pakistan adding that the bank was looking forward for enhancing cooperation in various fields. The ADB is discussing its general capital increase (GCI) with member governments to obtain the financial capacity to pursue its vision of an Asia and Pacific region free of poverty and deliver its long-term strategy to 2020. Minister of State for Economic Affairs, Hina Rabbani Khar, Secretary EAD, Farrukh Qayyum and Director General Central West Asia Department Juan Miranda, Deputy Director General, SEAN O Sullvian and Advisor, Nianshan were also present on the occasion. The ADB Vice President said that the ban would also provide support of another 500 million dollars to Pakistan by the end of this financial year. He said that ADB was ready would also enhance its funding to accelerate the establishment of guarantee for bonds by commercial banks of facilitate smooth trade and money flows. In his first-ever visit after assuming the charges as Vice President ADB, Ylaoyu Zhao said that Pakistan's macroeconomic indicators were moving on right direction and expressed satisfaction over Pakistan's economic policies. The ADB Vice President said that the bank would continue support Pakistan in various sectors for its development and said that the bank's current portfolio in Pakistan stands at US $1.5 billion. He said that ADB has identified many other areas for support adding that building of mega water resources would also be considered saying that consultations regarding this were already continuing with the government. Speaking on the occasion, State Minister for Economic Affairs said that country's economy helped Pakistan at the time of the need. She said that the ADB has endorsed the nine point poverty reduction strategy agenda of the government. She said that although the some economic targets fall short of target, however, she said that country was on way to economic stabilisation adding that this was the year of stabilisation to achieve what the country is yet to achieve.