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PM Shehbaz appreciates World Bank’s support towards Pakistan’s socio-economic development

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif (R) with Vice-President for South Asia Region World Bank Hartwig Schafer (L). — APP
  • PM Shehbaz appreciates support of World Bank in socio-economic development of Pakistan.
  • Vice-President for South Asia Region World Bank Hartwig Schafer calls on PM Shehbaz.
  • Premier expresses desire to further strengthen cooperation between the two sides.

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday appreciated the support of the World Bank in the socio-economic development of Pakistan. 

World Bank Vice-President for South Asia Region Hartwig Schafer called on the prime minister today, a statement issued in this regard said.

Welcoming the vice-president, the premier expressed the desire to further strengthen the cooperation between the two sides, especially in the fields of agriculture, vocational training, and energy. 

Both sides agreed to remain in close contact and work together for achieving shared objectives.

World Bank assures support to Pakistan’s economic reforms

Hartwig Schafer assured full support in future to implement projects funded by the institution and the economic reforms in the country, Radio Pakistan reported.

During a meeting with Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Dr Mohammad Jahanzeb Khan, Schafer appreciated the steps taken by the planning commission in various sectors, especially in agriculture and gender.

According to a statement, they discussed the country’s development priorities and support for Pakistan’s ambitious reform programme on economic growth strategy.

The Planning Commission official briefed the delegation about the development in various sectors including energy, climate change, education, health, agriculture and others.

Dr Jahanzeb urged the World Bank to continue to support the government of Pakistan in order to implement the projects.

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