Structural reforms a prime focus of govt: Miftah

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Federal Minister for Finance, Miftah Ismail said here on Thursday that the government was primarily focusing on effective structural reforms for cultivation of sustainable and inclusive economic growth in the country.

During a meeting with Asian Development Bank’s Ex-Country Director and Chief Thematic Officer in ADB’s Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Ms Xiaohong Yang, the minister acknowledged ADB’s role in pursuing reform agenda through various projects in Pakistan.

According to press statement issued by finance ministry, ADB Country Director Yong Ye and senior officers from Finance Division also participated in the meeting.

Miftah expressed gratitude to ADB delegation for their continuous collaboration and assured them of full cooperation for the speedy implementation of the ongoing programmes.

On the occasion, the ADB delegation apprised the minister about the progress of various projects being undertaken by ADB in Pakistan especially in the areas of energy and social protection. They reiterated that the Country Partnership Strategy for Pakistan 2021-25 is in complete consonance with the vision of the government of Pakistan.—APP

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