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World Bank Country Director for Pakistan calls on Finance Minister

Islamabad, October 14, 2015 (PPI-OT): The newly appointed World Bank Country Director for Pakistan, Mr. Patchamuthu Illangovan called on Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Wednesday. Minister Dar welcomed Mr. Patchamuthu Illangovan to Pakistan and assured him of...
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South Asia grows strongly but fiscal, financial weaknesses remain: Report

Islamabad, October 05, 2015 (PPI-OT): Led by a resilient India, South Asia is expected to maintain its lead as the fastest-growing region in the world, with economic growth forecasted to accelerate from 7 percent in 2015 to 7.4 percent in...
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World Bank outgoing Country Director calls on Barrister Zafarullah Khan

Islamabad, October 01, 2015 (PPI-OT): World Bank outgoing Country Director in Pakistan, Dr. Rachid Benmessaoud made a farewell call on Barrister Zafarullah Khan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Division/Minister of State, at his of...
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World Bank appoints new country Director for Pakistan

Islamabad, September 30, 2015 (PPI-OT): Patchamuthu Illangovan (Illango) joins the Islamabad office on October 1 as the World Bank’s new Country Director for Pakistan. He succeeds Rachid Benmessaoud, who completes his term today. Mr. Illangovan, a Sri-Lankan...
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Barriers to Women’s Economic Advancement Rife in South Asia, With Reform Efforts Lagging: World Bank Group Report

Islamabad, September 09, 2015 (PPI-OT):Women in South Asia continue to trail their peers in many other parts of the world, as discriminatory laws thwart their economic advancement, says the World Bank Group’s Women, Business and the Law 2016 report, released...
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World Bank offers to help Pakistan tackle climate change

Islamabad, September 02, 2015 (PPI-OT): Federal Climate Change Secretary Arif Ahmed Khan said that climate change is posing a serious risk to Pakistan’s development gains and new development plans being thrashed out for achieving sustainable socio-economic d...
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World Bank approves US$ 75 million to support Temporarily Displaced Persons of Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Islamabad, August 27, 2015 (PPI-OT): The World Bank on Wednesday approved a credit of US$ 75 million to support the early recovery of families affected by the militancy crisis, promote child health, and strengthen emergency response safety net delivery systems...
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World Bank Country Director meets State Bank of Pakistan’s Acting Governor

Karachi, August 20, 2015 (PPI-OT): The World Bank Country Director for Pakistan, Mr. Rachid Benmassoud, called on Governor (Acting) State Bank of Pakistan, Mr. Saeed Ahmad, to enhance collaboration under ongoing projects for implementation of the National Fina...
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Reforms to help Pakistan achieve growth: World Bank Managing Director

Islamabad, August 04, 2015 (PPI-OT):World Bank Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer Sri Mulyani Indrawati today underlined the importance of deepening Pakistan’s reforms and investments in priority development areas so that the country can achieve a...
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