Govt’s relief initiatives to curtain Covid-19 impact lauded

Mohammad Arshad

The World Bank (WB) Friday appreciated the government’s relief initiatives to curtail the impact of COVID-19 effectively and reiterated continuous support to the government and people of Pakistan during the ongoing third wave of the pandemic.

The appreciation was made during a virtual meeting between Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Shaukat Tarin, and Vice President South Asia Region, World Bank Group, Hartwig Schafer.

Federal Minister for Energy Muhammad Hammad Azhar; Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Division, Omar Ayub Khan; SAPM on Finance and Revenue, Dr. Waqar Masood; Secretary Finance Division, Secretary Power Division and other senior officers participated in the meeting.

The Vice President, World Bank expressed concerns over resurgence of COVID-19 pandemic during the third wave in South Asia and the alarming increase in the number of active infections and corresponding fatalities.

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