WB vows to support Pakistan

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Ibrar Khan

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has said  the government has devised a mechanism for cash transfer to support 16 million deserving families during testing times.

He was speaking at a virtual meeting with Managing Director, World Bank Axel Van Trotsenburg and Vice President Hartwing Schafer.

The Adviser on Finance appreciated the role of World Bank in extending assistance to Pakistan to provide much-needed fiscal space to fight COVID-19 pandemic effectively.

The World Bank appreciated reform agenda of the present Government and reiterated commitment to support Pakistan through IDA 2020 during COVID-19 crisis.