PR No. 14 Islamabad

Mr. Nasir Mahmood Khosa, Executive Director World Bank, called on the Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar Saturday morning.

Mr. Khosa briefed the Minister regarding the upcoming visit of the President World Bank to Pakistan. He stated that the visit was very important in the backdrop of the positive turnaround of the economy achieved in the last two and a half years. He said that the successful implementation of difficult but much needed reforms had enhanced the image of the country at the international fora. He stated that the forthcoming visit will provide an opportunity to further increase the positive contribution of the World Bank in the infrastructure and social sector development.

The Finance Minister said that the government appreciates the assistance and cooperation of the international institutions which had been helpful in achieving the objective of macroeconomic stability. He hoped that the partnership with the World Bank will continue in future as well.

The Minister also on the occasion asked Mr. Nasir Khosa to convey his best wishes to the President World Bank and his team for the New Year.