Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, in her capacity as the UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate (UNSGSA) for Inclusive Finance for Development, called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at PM Office today. The Prime Minister expressed appreciation for Her Majesty’s commitment to the promotion of Financial Inclusion for Development. He said that her visit to Pakistan would provide added impetus to the ongoing efforts by the Government for promotion of financial inclusion in Pakistan.
The Prime Minister also apprised Queen Maxima of various welfare initiatives taken by the government including the flagship ‘Ehsaas Programme’. These initiatives, he added, were aimed at promoting financial inclusion especially for women and young people, with the ultimate goal of poverty alleviation, inclusive economic development and women empowerment.
UNSGSA appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for promoting financial inclusion in the country under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan and reiterated support for Pakistan’s quest for poverty alleviation and inclusive economic development. While appreciating Prime Minister Imran Khan’s efforts of prioritizing access of women to finance and digitizing government payments and procedures, the Queen stressed the need for promotion of Fintech – the use of technology in financial services – while safeguarding privacy and ensuring security and efficiency.