WB: (WB to continue to finance development projects in Pakistan)

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that Pakistan is stepping up to a higher level of growth and better opportunities for economic prosperity of the people.

He was talking to Country Director World Bank Pochumuthu Illangovan and other senior officials here. He said the government after having achieved macroeconomic stability is actively pursuing economic growth and employment generation.

Pochumuthu Illangovan said the World Bank would continue to finance different projects in Pakistan to further strengthen cooperation.

Meanwhile, in an interview, the Finance Minister has said the government has achieved its targets of revenue collection till the third quarter of current fiscal year.

He said the government collected Rs 297 billion revenue against the set target of 230 billion from the month of January to March this year showing a growth of about twenty percent. Ishaq Dar said maximum relief would be given to the masses in the upcoming budget.