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Financial inclusion improving

ISLAMABAD: Significant growth has been witnessed in branchless banking, agriculture credit, microfinance, SME finance and Islamic banking since the launch of National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) in May 2015, a review meeting was informed on Thursday.

Minister of Finance Ishaq Dar chaired the NFIS performance review meeting. He was briefed on the progress made on various financial inclusion initiatives and allied indicators approved by the NFIS Council in Sept 2016.

Mr Dar directed all relevant stakeholders including Nadra, FBR, SBP, provincial governments and the finance ministry to work in close collaboration for increasing outreach and access of financial services to people across the country.

He emphasised on the need to adopt latest technologies for enhancing financial inclusion in a more efficient manner. The meeting was attended by senior officials of the Ministry of Finance.

courtesy : dawn news

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