A Dawn Article:

ISLAMABAD: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has said that Pakistan is now on the path of increased economic growth and prosperity.

He was talking to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in separate meetings held here on Tuesday.

Mr Kim, who is on his first visit to Pakistan, applauded the prudent economic policies of Pakistan government, saying that the country’s economic outlook had become stable which was the result of the efforts of its financial team.

He said Pakistan had an opportunity to become more ambitious in reforming its economy and reducing poverty in the country.

At the meeting with the prime minister, the WB president talked about the importance of pressing forward with economic reforms. He recalled his meeting with Mr Sharif two years ago in Washington and observed that the government had stabilised the economy over the three tough years.

As part of the World Bank’s continued support to the country, they discussed a development policy credit to promote economic reforms.

“Now is the moment for Pakistan to step up to a higher level of growth and opportunity for its people,” said Dr Kim.

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