WB lauds economic development in Punjab

A delegation of World Bank, led by Country Director South Asia Region Patchamuthu Illangovan called on Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and discussed ongoing programmes aimed at social sector improvement came under discussion.

Patchamuthu Illangovan said on the occasion that Punjab has made tremendous economic development under Shahbaz Sharif and its infrastructure has been transformed on modern lines. “Shehbaz Sharif has worked very hard for improving the quality of life of the people and Punjab government’s performances have remained wonderful during the last five years and credit of this wonderful performance goes to Shahbaz Sharif, Patchamuthu Illangovan said. He assured that World Bank cooperation with the Punjab government would be continued.

Shahbaz Sharif said on the occasion that the Punjab government has carried out the journey of development with speed; youth are engines of development and the goal of development can be achieved by empowering them. He said that technical university has been set up in Rahim Yar Khan.

He added that World Bank is the best partner of Punjab and we are thankful for its cooperation in different sectors. “Wonderful cooperation has existed between World Bank and Punjab government during the last ten years and World Bank’s assistance is praiseworthy,” he said. World Bank has also provided consultancy services for improving different sectors and the collaboration of Punjab government and World Bank with regard to Green Punjab Project and Cities Development programme is a welcome step, he said.