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PM Imran, World Bank CEO discuss financial assistance package for Pakistan

PM Imran, World Bank CEO discuss financial assistance package for Pakistan

BEIJING: The Prime Minister met World Bank Chief Executive Officer Ms. Kristalina Georgieva on the sidelines of the second Belt and Road Forum (BRF), according to a press release received here. He was accompanied by the Foreign Minister and Adviser on Finance and Adviser on Commerce Abdul Hafeez Shaikh.

The Prime Minister informed CEO, World Bank of the recent steps taken by the government for improving the economic and fiscal situation in the country. He appreciated the role played by the World Bank in regional connectivity, poverty alleviation, financial management, provisional projects, DASU and other infrastructure projects and ease of doing business.

The Prime Minister also informed the CEO about the socio-economic uplift measures taken up by the government and creation of “Ehsaas” social welfare programme.

The CEO of the World Bank pledged to further strengthen cooperation with Pakistan in the areas of disbursements program lending and guarantees provision for raising external funds