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WB delegation calls on Planning Minister

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ISLAMABAD: The World Bank Country Director Patchamuthu Illangovan called on Minister for Planning, Development, and Reform Makhdom Khusro Bakhtiar along with a delegation and discussed matters of mutual interests.
The minister lauded the role of World Bank in modernising infrastructure and supporting various development initiatives in Pakistan adding that the cooperation further needed to be expanded in the education, health, water, energy, and infrastructure especially in the underdeveloped areas of the country.
Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar maintained that the PTI government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan was committed to take necessary measures to eradicate poverty, provide more education and healthcare facilitates.
The Minister said that the government has a special focus on underdeveloped areas across the country. He stated that the government was working on the plans for low-cost housing for the common man.
Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar also informed the delegation about the government’s vision of restructuring the public sector and improving the government for more efficient service delivery.
The delegation appreciated the present government’s commitment to increasing the quality of life with a special focus on human development and assured support on the development projects in different sectors.
The meeting was also attended by Secretary Planning Zafar Hassan, member infrastructure Ahmad Khan and other ministry officials.