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Event Title: Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani, exchanging views with Mr Najy Benhassin, Country Director, World Bank for Pakistan in Islamabad on June 8, 2022.

Event Date: 2022-06-08

 Islamabad, June 8, 2022: Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani on Wednesday expressed hope that the World Bank will continue to support Parliament and the Government of Pakistan in institutional reforms for governance and service delivery. He was talking to World Bank Country Director in Pakistan, Mr Najy Benhassin who called on Chairman Senate in Islamabad.

Ongoing schemes and initiatives in the areas of energy, education, health and development sector were discussed during the meeting. The meeting also discussed various ongoing projects in Pakistan in collaboration with the World Bank.

The government is committed to tackling the energy crisis and other challenges, said Chairman Senate, adding that the cooperation of the World Bank in the development of various sectors in Pakistan is commendable.

World Bank Country Director while lauding Pakistan’s efforts for revival of the economy and development sector yearned that Pakistan will vanquish the prevailing economic and energy crisis and high inflation soon. The Chairman Senate maintained that steps are being taken by formulating concrete policies for economic recovery and stability.

“As representatives of the people, the parliamentarians have the responsibility in enhancing global health, tackle infectious diseases and drivers of ill-health, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The World Bank and Parliaments can engage the governments to formulate joint frameworks for development which then will help legislatures in oversight and increase the efficacy of aid”, he stressed.

It was proposed that the World Bank can play a very important role to build the human capital and unleash the potential of the youth population of the country through technical and financial assistance.

The visiting dignitary underlined that the World Bank will continue to assist Pakistan in tackling the challenges it faces including sustainable development and overcoming the energy crisis.