Country Director of the World Bank in Pakistan Rachid Benmessaoud met Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Monday. Ongoing projects in various sectors including energy with the cooperation of World Bank were discussed in the meeting.

The Chief Minister commended the cooperation of the Bank in energy, education, health, agriculture, irrigation and other sectors of social development. He said that the programmes for the provision of best services and relief to the masses are continuing successfully in Punjab while the funds saved through austerity policy are also being spent on the welfare of the people.

Rachid Benmessaoud said that the World Bank would continue to cooperate in energy projects as well as agriculture, irrigation and education sectors. He said that the Punjab government was speedily implementing various development programmes in the province.