PR No.61 Finance Minister Holds Meeting With Country Director World Bank Islamabad: April 6, 2016

Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Wednesday held a meeting with Country Director World Bank,  Pochumuthu Illangovan  and other senior World Bank officials to review progress of World Bank supported Development Policy Credit for Equitable Growth besides having discussion on current portfolio of World Bank projects in the country.

Finance Minister said that the government highly appreciated the contribution of the World Bank for various development projects and added that the recent visit by the World Bank President to Pakistan had helped renew the spirit to foster Pak-World Bank cooperation. He said Pakistan is stepping up to a higher level of growth and better opportunities for its people for economic prosperity as envisioned by the leadership. He said the Government after having achieved macroeconomic stability is actively pursuing economic growth and employment generation.

The Minister added that he looked forward to attending the World Bank-IMF Spring meetings in Washington where he would have detailed exchange of views with the senior World Bank officials on financing for future programmes for Pakistan.

Mr. Pochumuthu Illangovan said the World Bank would continue to finance different projects in Pakistan and that he looked forward to further strengthening Pak-World Bank cooperation in future.

Senior officials of Finance Division and Economic Affairs Division were also present.