PR No. 136 Islamabad

Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar had a meeting with the World Bank team led by Country Director Patchamuthu Illangovan late on Thursday evening.

The Country Director briefed the Minister regarding the upcoming visit of the President World Bank as well the progress of the proposed Development Policy Credit for Equitable Growth. The meeting also discussed issues relating to various projects under implementation through world bank financing.

The Minister expressed his satisfaction with the pace of progress on the Growth DPC and expressed the hope that the program will be finalised as per the agreed timelines.

The Minister stated that the government is looking forward to the visit of the President World Bank, which will be an opportunity for the senior management of the Bank to get first hand knowledge of the economic progress made by the country in the last two years.