PR No.1 Islamabad: 01 November, 2015. Country Director, ADB, Werner Liepach calls on Finance Minister Ishaq Dar

Country Director, ADB, Werner Liepach met Finance Minister Ishaq Dar here Sunday. Mr. Werner on the occasion expressed deep sense of shock and grief over the loss of precious lives and damage to infrastructure due to earthquake. “We are with you in this hour of need”, Werner remarked. He also offered all possible assistance from ADB.

The Minister thanked him for the kind sentiments and stated that the government has decided to carry out all relief work on self help basis which was already going ahead on a brisk pace.

The Minister however emphasised greater efforts for putting in place the disaster management fund in which ADB had a lead role.

They also had discussion on various ADB funded projects including border trade facilitation.

Senior officials of Ministry of Finance attended the meeting.