Hammad reiterates firm commitment to socio-economic uplift agenda

Mohammad Arshad

Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Muhammad Hammad Azhar, Friday, said that reiterated the firm commitment of the Government in implementing the reform agenda for socio-economic development of its people as envisioned by the leadership.

“The continued support of the World Bank is critical for Pakistan to achieve strong, sustainable and inclusive growth” he added in a meeting with Country Director of the World Bank Group Najy Benhassine who made a courtesy call on Finance Minister here.

While welcoming the Country Director, the Finance Minister acknowledged the pivotal role being played by the World Bank in implementing a series of reforms aimed at strengthening the social sector, broadening the tax base, harmonising General Sales Tax, improving fiscal and debt management in the country.

The Country Director complimented the Finance Minister on assuming the additional responsibilities and thanked the Government of Pakistan for streamlining processes for the completion of various projects which are of bilateral interest.