Finance Minister commended the developmental role of World Bank in Pakistan
Mr. Guangzhe Chen, Regional Director South Asia Infrastructure World Bank called on Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar at Finance Division, on Tuesday.
Country Director World Bank Mr. Najy Benhassine, SAPM on Finance Mr. Tariq Bajwa, SAPM on Revenue Mr. Tariq Mehmood Pasha, Secretary Finance and other senior officers of Finance Division attended the meeting.
The Finance Minister welcomed Mr. Guangzhe Chen and highlighted the current economic outlook of Pakistan’s economy. He apprised the delegation of various policy measures being undertaken by the present government to ensure the sustainable and inclusive economic growth and development by enhancing ease of doing business, encouraging exports and facilitating various sectors of the economy.
Mr. Guangzhe Chen appreciated and congratulated government of Pakistan for successfully completing the fiscal reform program – RISE. He briefed the Finance Minister about the various other programs being undertaken by the World Bank in the country in line with the vision of the government of Pakistan. He further highlighted the support by the World Bank for relief and rehabilitation work in flood affected areas.
Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar commended the developmental role of World Bank in Pakistan and further added that Pakistan values the financial and technical assistance provided by the World Bank for the institutional reforms and economic development of the country.
The Finance Minister assured the delegation that every possible support will be provided by the current government for the current projects being undertaken by World Bank in Pakistan and thanked the delegation for their persistence contribution in the economic development of Pakistan.