ISLAMABAD (Agencies): A World Bank delegation headed by Mamta Murthi, Vice President of the World Bank for Human Development held a meeting with Minister for Finance and Revenue Ishaq Dar in Islamabad on Thursday.

The Finance Minister welcomed the Vice President of World Bank for Human Development and appreciated the role of World Bank as one of the major development partners of Pakistan. He praised the World Bank’s development projects in Pakistan and expressed gratitude for the financial and technical assistance being provided by the World Bank for meeting the development needs of the country.

He apprised the Vice President about the government’s policies and programs related to key areas of human development in order to uplift the masses and eliminate poverty from the country. He expressed the commitment of the government to work in collaboration with the World Bank to achieve their shared goals of sustainable development in Pakistan.

On the occasion, the Vice President of World Bank emphasized the importance of investing in human capital, particularly in education, health and nutrition, social protection, population control, and women development.

She also highlighted the importance of local ownership and community participation in implementing development projects. Furthermore, she shared her views on best Human Development practices being followed in the region, and expressed the desire to initiate the same practices in Pakistan as well.

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