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Pakistan to seek WB's support for infrastructure projects: Dar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar notified that he will hold discussions with World Bank's (WB) officials for their assistance in power generation and infrastructure projects during his forthcoming visit to Washington DC, ARY News has learnt.

The Finance Minister was speaking at a meeting at Economic Affairs Division (EAD) to discuss Country Partnership Strategy (2015-19) for Pakistan, prepared by World Bank in Islamabad on Sunday.

He said the government desires to tackle energy crises with low cost power generation options like hydro power and improving access to community-led small scale of grid and renewable energy sources.

“We would also discuss projects involving water supply and renewable energy resources in FATA and Balochistan during upcoming talks with the bank authorities in Washington”, he added.

Expressing satisfaction over World Bank group's cooperation with Pakistan Ishaq Dar said the partnership strategy with the World Bank has been developed through a concentrated process based on national development agenda.

Ishaq Dar also hoped World Bank’s support to Pakistan in fostering entrepreneurship, access to finance, enhancing economic opportunities and productively engaging youth and women.

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