IFAD Vice President meets Ishaq Dar

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ISLAMABAD, May 17 (APP): Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar held a meeting with Vice President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Michael Mordasini here on Tuesday.

Michael Mordasini apprised the Finance Minister about the current profile of IFAD projects in Pakistan and said the organization with its fundamental aim to combat rural poverty by promoting rural development had come a long way since starting its operations in 1978.

He said that IFAD’s strategic objective was to assist the governments in providing people in rural areas with the skills, services and technologies that would enable them to increase productivity; and, second, to build and support local capacity through the promotion of participatory development processes.