Finance minister lauds World Bank for continuous support

Shaukat Tarin says govt is committed to implementing structural reforms in Pakistan


Our Correspondent October 14, 2021
Finance Minister Shaukat Fayaz Ahmed Tarin gestures during a press conference. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD:

Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin has said that the government is committed to implementing structural reforms in Pakistan and expects to have continuous support from the World Bank in strengthening governance and improving service delivery through institutional reforms in the country.

According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Finance on Wednesday, Tarin expressed these views during a meeting in Washington with World Bank's South Asia Wing Vice President Hartwig Schaefer.

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The World Bank VP was accompanied by other members of his team while Tarin was joined by Federal Minister for energy Hamad Azhar and Minister for Economic Affairs Omar Ayub through video link.

Tarin said that the government was expanding social protection programmes to protect the economically marginalised classes. The World Bank has a key role to play in improving service delivery, the minister noted, adding that the dynamic implementation of reforms needs to continue to achieve the targets of economic growth.

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