Queen Maxima acknowledges Pakistan’s progress in financial inclusion
ISLAMABAD: UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development Queen Maxima on Monday said Pakistan had made advancement towards the financial inclusion but still more needed to be done.
Chairing a meeting on the financial inclusion in Islamabad, she said the Dutch Queen stressed the need for use of technology to bring improvement in the financial inclusion.
The meeting was attended by the representatives of the UN Agencies, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. Earlier, Queen Maxima arrived in Islamabad on a day three-day visit today.
During the visit, the Queen will call on the President and the Prime Minister, besides engagements with a range of stakeholders from the public and private sectors.
The UN secretary general’s special advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development visited different trade institutions in Islamabad.
She got information from the traders about their business. Queen Maxima also visited Reliance Distribution in Islamabad.
Later, Queen Maxima called on Minister of Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi at his ministry in Islamabad. They discussed issues of mutual interest.
In Oct, Kate Middleton and Prince William had paid a four-day official visit to Pakistan and returned on Oct 18 to London.
During their trip, the royal couple had visited charities advocating various causes, ranging from girls’ education to the fight against global warming.
The Duke and Duchess had also met Prime Minister Imran Khan and visited Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer hospital that he founded in Lahore.
During her visit to Pakistan, Catherine had given a brief interview to CNN where she talked about her five-day royal tour of Pakistan.
Talking about their five-day tour of Pakistan, she had said, “It’s been fantastic. We’ve seen a lot of Pakistan. It’s been amazing seeing some of the geography, but then seeing some of the community activities like this has been really special.”