PR No.165 Islamabad: January 19, 2017

Pakistan’s Executive Director in the World Bank, Nasir Mahmood Khosa called on the Finance Minister, Mohammad Ishaq Dar, here today.

Mr. Khosa briefed the Finance Minister on matters relating to financing of various programs and projects by the World Bank.

The Executive Director also informed the Minister regarding the upcoming visit of the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of World Bank, Ms. Kristalina I. Georgieva.  The WB CEO will be visiting Pakistan from 26 to 28 January, 2017. This will be her first visit to any member country after her appointment as the CEO of World Bank.

Finance Minister stated that the Government acknowledges and appreciates the support provided by the World Bank for achieving macroeconomic stabilisation and economic development in the country. He said  that the government looks forward to further strengthening of the development partnership and would welcome the visit by Kristalina Georgieva, CEO, WB.

Finance Minister directed the Executive Director to ensure quality contributions by Pakistan’s constituency in the World Bank on matters of policy and future plans of the Bank.