World Bank country director calls on Shehbaz

LAHORE: World Bank South Asia Region Country Director Patchamuthu Illangovan called on Punjab Chief Minister Mohammad Shehbaz Sharif, here on Friday.

During the meeting, programmes of improvement in social sector in the Punjab, launched with the cooperation of the World Bank, were discussed in detail.

The country director appreciated the computerisation of land record and social sector reforms and said the Punjab government had introduced tremendous reforms for betterment in social sector under the leadership of Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif. He said the World Bank would continue working with the Punjab government.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said the World Bank was a solid partner of the Punjab government and its role for development of the social sector was laudable. He said people had been given their right by computerising the land record. He said fraud, cheating and corruption had been eliminated due to computerisation of the land record.

He said that commendable improvement had been made in education, healthcare and skills development sectors. He said the WB would also be welcomed in future for cooperation in betterment of the social sector.