Islamabad, (Parliament Times) : Country Director World Bank Mr. Najy Benhassine made a courtesy call on Deputy Chairman Senate, Saleem Mandviwalla at his Chamber in Parliament House, Islamabad, on Thursday and exchanged views over Development issues especially pertaining to health and education in Pakistan.
Deputy Chairman Senate, Senator Saleem Mandviwalla while discussing issues related to the development of Pakistan said that the World Bank must focus on remote areas of Pakistan to bring change in the Country’s development dynamics. He said that taxation and governance were other areas that the World Bank must concentrate. He asserted the need for accountability of agencies in the Country and said that with respect to taxes, minimal people to people contact must be ensured.
Country Director World Bank Mr. Najy Benhassine assured Deputy Chairman Senate, Senator Saleem Mandviwalla of his Organization’s support and said that he is particularly interested in promoting low level education in girls. He said that in order to ensure that women are not shut out of the development ambit incentivizing education in Pakistan was imperative. Agriculture, environment and renewable energy are other areas of focus of the World Bank.
Country Director World Bank Mr. Najy Benhassine recommended that a consultation program must be developed where Senate Committees interact with World Bank Officers to discuss issues that befall Pakistan. He said that the World Bank would like to step back and review the gaps present in various sectors in Pakistan. He also recommended an organized session on the World Bank for Parliamentarians.
Deputy Chairman Senate, Senator Saleem Mandviwalla assured Country Director World Bank Mr. Najy Benhassine of his complete support.