Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, Miftah Ismail had a meeting with Patchamuthu Illangovan, World Bank Country Director here Friday.
Islamabad: (Asghar Ali Mubarak) The two had exchange of views regarding progress on different ongoing World Bank financed projects besides having discussion on future development programmes. They also had a review of Adviser’s meeting with Annette Dixon, World Bank Vice President for South Asia Region and Snezana Stoiijkovic, IFC Regional Vice President (Asia-Pacific). In reference to the meeting Mr. Illangovan reiterated World Bank’s resolve to keep up support for continuing the process of reforms by the Pakistan Government which in the last four and half years had greatly helped the country achieve macro-economic stability.
Mr. Illangovan also shared with the Adviser details about Agreements worth US$305.0 million recently signed with the World Bank to support projects in agriculture sector in Punjab and to improve the nutrition status of children as well as women in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Adviser Miftah Ismail appreciated World Bank for extending its continuous support to the Government of Pakistan in its efforts to achieve sustainable economic development in the country. He said the visit of World Bank and IFC Vice Presidents to Pakistan would further lend impetus to efforts for development projects in the country. Senior officials of the Finance Division were present on the occasion.