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ISLAMABAD, (Agencies) — The World Bank has approved $451 million assistance to help Pakistan improve education in the provinces of Punjab and Sindh, enhance irrigation in Punjab, implement reforms in education and health in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), and eradicate polio across Pakistan, said an official statement.

Out of $450 million, $130 million was for the second NWFP Development Policy Credit (DPC), designed to broaden and deepen human development reforms in key sectors such as education and health.

It will also build upon the momentum of reforms in fiscal and public expenditure management, governance, and growth.

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