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World Bank President meets PM

ISLAMABAD: World Bank President David Malpass on Thursday met Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad.

During the meeting, matters pertaining to country’s economy and other issues came under discussion. The prime minister and the World Bank president also discussed providing quality education, skills and health facilities to the masses, while matters relating to providing a conducive environment for business and employment was also discussed.

Speaking on the occasion, David Malpass said that his visit to Pakistan provides a good opportunity to discuss the need for important reforms to stabilize the Pakistani economy and accelerate broad-based growth.

He said, “I look forward to hearing from Prime Minister Imran Khan and the chief ministers on their priorities and how the World Bank Group can best work with Pakistan to improve its business and jobs environment, and create conditions for people to gain education,
skills and good health.”

Earlier today, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor Reza Baqir had also met PM Imran Khan and briefed him over the current economic situation. The SBP governor briefed the premier regarding the matters related to the central bank and financial affairs, whereas, they both discussed the foreign reserves and stability of the national currency against the US dollar. The SBP governor had also apprised the prime minister over the financial strategies to control interest and inflation rates.

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