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Finance Minister chairs meeting to review portfolio of World Bank Projects in Pakistan

Islamabad, March 03, 2016 (PPI-OT):Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Thursday chaired a meeting to review portfolio of World Bank Projects in Pakistan. World Bank Country Director, WB country director Pochumuthu Illangovan along with other senior World Bank officials attended the meeting. Senior officials of the Finance Division, EAD and FBR were also present.

The Finance Minister said that having achieved economic stability, the government is now fully focused on achieving growth and employment generation. He said the government highly appreciated the contribution of the World Bank for various development projects and said the recent visit by the Bank’s president proved further boost to fostering Pak-World Bank cooperation.

Mr. Pochumuthu Illangovan on this occasion said the World Bank would continue to finance different projects in Pakistan and that he looked forward to further strengthening Pak-World Bank cooperation in future. The reforms, it may be mentioned aim at enhancing the investment climate, promoting capital market development, enhancing financial Inclusion, corporate governance, improving debt management and expanding social protection.

For more information, contact:
Director General (Media)
Nadeem Haider Kiani
Ministry of Finance
Government of Pakistan
Room # 514, Block-‘Q’, Finance Division,
Pak. Sectt. Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-9211707, +92-51-9208281, +92-51-9206382
Fax: +92-51-9210877
Email: so_coord1@finance.gov.pk

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