World Bank to help Pakistan reform its agriculture sector

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: World Bank has agreed to collaborate with the Agriculture Task Force for reformation and restructuring of the Agriculture sector in Pakistan.


In a meeting with the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad on Wednesday, the World Bank Regional Vice President Hartwig Schaefer assured the bank’s support for the economic development, role in resolution of challenges to Indus Water Treaty and reformation of Agriculture sector in line with the vision of the new government.

During the meeting, views were exchanged on matters of significance to the new government including education, agriculture and rural development with special emphasis on regional connectivity as well as World Bank’s collaboration in CASA-1000 and Khyber Pass Economic Corridor (Peshawar-Torkhum-Kabul Motorway).

In addition, they also discussed challenges to the Indus Water system due to construction of reservoirs and to address these issues through the good offices of the World Bank.

The foreign minister thanked the World Bank for its continued support to Pakistan since 1952. He solicited the Bank’s support for development priorities of the new government.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi also shared Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision of a “peaceful neighbourhood”.

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