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PR No.06 THE COUNTRY DIRECTOR THANKED THE FINANCE MINISTER FOR EXTENDING HIS HOSPITALITY TO THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF WORLD BANK Islamabad

Country Director World Bank Mr. Patchamuthu Illangovan called on the Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here at the Ministry of Finance today.

The Country Director thanked the Finance Minister for extending his hospitality to the Chief Executive Officer of World Bank, Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, during her recent visit to Pakistan. He conveyed the CEO’s appreciation to the Finance Minister and highlighted that the trip had provided her an opportunity to witness firsthand, the progress Pakistan has made in different sectors. He said that she was particularly impressed to see the Tarbela Hydropower Expansion Project, Restoration of historic Walled city in Lahore and Sindh Education Program. He further conveyed that she felt encouraged by the government’s efforts for strengthening the prospects of inclusive growth, particularly with a focus on energy reforms, financial inclusion, human development and social services.

The Finance Minster expressed his best wishes for the CEO and appreciated the cooperation and support extended by the World Bank to the Government of Pakistan in achieving the objectives of socio-economic development.

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