World Bank has pledged to further strengthen cooperation with Pakistan in the areas of disbursements programme lending and guarantees provision for raising external funds. The pledge was made by Chief Executive Officer of World Bank Kristalinea Georgieva at a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing today.
The Prime Minister 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. He informed the CEO World Bank of the recent steps taken by the government for improving the economic and fiscal situation in the country.
He also apprised the CEO on the socio-economic uplift measures taken up by the government and creation of “Ehsaas” social welfare programme. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan held a meeting with Managing Director International Monetary Fund Christine Legarde on the sidelines of second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing today. They discussed matters of mutual interest.
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