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Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says provincial government has taken comprehensive measures to improve education, health, clean drinking water, and skill development sectors. 

He was chairing a high-level meeting in Lahore on Sunday, which was also attended by a delegation of World Bank headed by Country Director Pathamuthu Illangovan.

The Chief Minister said that billions of rupees are being spent to end the poverty and improvement in social sectors.

Chief Minister said that the World Bank is an important partner of Provincial Government regarding improvement in the social sectors.

He said that the amount of scholars for female students from 6th to 10th class in sixteen districts of province has been enhanced to one thousand rupees per month.

The Chief Minister said that the nutrition program is of great importance to fulfill the nutrition needs of children. He directed to review measure to extend this program and present a comprehensive plan for its extension.

Country Director of World Bank lauded Punjab Government's billions of rupees reform program and said that the government is heading in a right direction for improvement in various sectors.

The meeting also discussed progress on ongoing projects in health, education, nutrition program and other social sectors.

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