President of World Bank calls on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in New York

ISLAMABAD: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the 70th UNGA Session in New York on Sunday.

The Prime Minister thanked the World Bank for providing financial support and technical assistance to Pakistan over the years, particularly in infrastructure development, energy, water and social sectors.

He sought World Bank’s financial assistance for construction of dams, which would help meet energy shortfall of the country.

The World Bank President expressed appreciation for Pakistan’s improved economic situation due to effective fiscal policies of the present Government. He said that Pakistan’s impressive growth trajectory was being noted by everyone.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister was assisted by Mr. Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security & Foreign Affairs, Finance Minister Sen. Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Mr. Tariq Fatemi, Minister of State/Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and other senior officials.

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