World Bank’s Advisor Regional Economic Corporation for South Asia meets Shehbaz Sharif

Lahore, December 29, 2016 (PPI-OT):World Bank’s Advisor Regional Economic Corporation for South Asia, Haroon Sharif met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, here today. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, economy has strengthened due to economic reforms of present government. International institutions are acknowledging the strengthening economy and increasing growth rate of Pakistan, he added.

Shehbaz Sharif said that present government has adopted policy of zero tolerance against the corruption. He said that effective steps have been taken for the eradication of corruption during the tenure of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif due to which, visible decrease has occurred in corruption which has been appreciated at local and international level.

The Chief Minister said that culture of standard, speed and transparency has been promoted in the projects and national resources of billions of rupees have been saved and are being spent on the provision of quality facilities to the masses. He said that Punjab government has computerized land record of 5.5 crore rural population and assistance of World Bank is appreciable in this regard.

Land Record Authority has also been set up in this regard while Punjab government is launching computerization programme of urban land. He said that World Bank is best partner of Punjab government with regard to improvement of education, health and social sectors.

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