Dar lauds WB’s contribution for development projects

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Thursday said the government was now fully focusing on achieving growth and employment generation after gaining economic stability.

He was chairing a meeting also attended by World Bank Country Director Pochumuthu Illangovan in Islamabad.

The minister appreciated the contribution of the World Bank for various development projects.

The World Bank country director said the bank would continue to finance different projects in Pakistan.

US Ambassador David Hale also called on Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in Islamabad. He handed over to the finance minister a letter from US Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth inviting him to attend the Global Connect Initiative meeting being held in Washington next month.

Newly appointed Country Director United Nations Population Fund Dr. Hassan Mohtashami also had a meeting with the Finance Minister.