Govt's reforms endured economic change in country: Dar
World Bank has lauded Pakistan government policies to stabilise the economy and to improve growth rate. Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer World Bank Sri Mulyani Indrawatiand after her arrival in Islamabad said the country now needs to sustain reforms. During a three-day visit to Pakistan, Managing Director will meet the Pakistani leadership to update herself on the reform programme and discuss what support the World Bank can provide for it.
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said government's reforms endured economic change in the country. He was addressing a joint news conference with Managing Director of the World Bank Sri Mulyani Indrawati in Islamabad on Monday.
He said International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and other organizations are cooperating with Pakistan. He said economic change has occurred in Pakistan in two years due to government's sagacious economic policies. The Minister appreciated World Bank for extending maximum cooperation in energy sector and Dasu Dam.
Speaking on the occasion, Sri Mulyani Indrawati said Pakistan is moving on the path of development.
Meanwhile, The Ministry of Commerce would establish Generalized System of Preference (GSP) Plus Support Mechanism Unit to partner with the private sector and Non-Governmental Organizations to project the initiatives taken for better human rights record.
The ministry would also train officials in the provincial law, human rights, minorities, women rights and other relevant departments to compile achievements made at the legislative front in the human rights. This was decided in a meeting of the Treaty Implementation Cell which was chaired by the Minister for Commerce, Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan here on Monday.
Advisor to Prime Minister on Law, Ashtar Ausaf Ali, representatives of Ministry of Law, Foreign Affairs, Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Climate Change, Anti Narcotics Force, FIA and Provincial Law Departments participated in the meeting, said a statement issued by the Ministry of Commerce here.
The incentives granted by the European Union to Pakistan through GSP Plus comes under the head of 'Special Incentives for Sustainable Development and Good Governance'.
Last year, the Prime Minister established a treaty Implementation Cell which was headed by Ashtar Ausaf Ali to oversee the implementation of UN Conventions on human rights in all the constituent units of Pakistan.