ADB reaffirms support to Pakistan

Finance minister says reforms underway to put economy on sustainable growth path


Our Correspondent May 18, 2022

ISLAMABAD:

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has always been a great supporter of Pakistan in pursuing reforms and implementing various development projects in the country, remarked Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Miftah Ismail.

In a meeting with ADB Executive Directors Wan Farissan Bin Wan Suleiman and Noor Ahmed on Tuesday, the minister acknowledged the long-standing partnership and the ADB’s firm commitment as a major development partner for bringing critical reforms to priority areas including energy, education, fiscal and debt management and socio-economic development.

“The government is working on various structural reforms to bring back the economy on an inclusive and sustainable growth path,” he underlined and showed confidence that the economic challenges would be overcome.

On the occasion, the executive directors of the bank shared that the ADB was committed to providing support for the reform agenda in infrastructure, social and financial sectors in Pakistan.

They reaffirmed the bank’s commitment to continue its support for implementation of the country’s development agenda.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 18th, 2022.

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