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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday appreciated the World Bank’s financial and technical support for Pakistan and reaffirmed the government’s commitment to strengthening the economy, transparency and good governance.
Talking to World Bank President David Malpass, the Prime Minister said ease of doing business, increasing tax base, mobilizing domestic resources, foreign investment and financial reforms are among the top priorities of the government.
He apprised the WB President of various measures initiated by the government to ensure the welfare of the youth, elimination of poverty and facilitation of housing sectors.
Speaking on the occasion, Melpass said that the World Bank recognizes the government’s efforts towards economic change. Reduce costs, implement simplicity, and initiate reforms in key areas of the economy.
He praised Pakistan for its outstanding development in the economic indicators despite global and domestic financial challenges.
The WB President was accompanied by South Asia VP Hartwig Schafer, Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions (EFI) VP Ceyla Pazarbasioglu-Dutz and World Bank Country Director for Pakistan Patchamuthu Illangovan.
World Bank President David Melpass arrived in Pakistan earlier today and visited the Tarbela Dam. He was accompanied by Water Resources Minister Faisal Vawda.
The president of the WB inspected the powerhouse of Tarbela Dam, Tarbela Hydel Power Station and Tarbela 4 Extension Hydropower Project.
He praised the government for improving the water resources sector, including eliminating hiccups in the completion of the Dasu Hydropower Project and construction of dams.
Speaking on the occasion, Faisal Vawda said that comprehensive measures are being taken to improve the water resources in the country. He expressed confidence that with the cooperation of the World Bank, the sector would develop further.
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