Queen Maxima of Netherlands would be reaching Pakistan today for a 3-day visit.
The queen is visiting as the UN secretary general’s special advocate for inclusive finance for the development. She would be in Pakistan until the 27th of November.
The Dutch royal would be discussing the progress and development of the financial services for improving the economic situation of Pakistan, as per a statement from the Pakistan Embassy of the Netherlands.
During her stay the queen would be having talks with the international development partners, the representative of the fin-tech sector, the chairman of NADRA—Usman Mubin, State Bank Governor—Reza Baqir and the Adviser to the PM on Finance—Abdul Hafeez Sheikh.
She is also expected to have a meeting with the President Dr Arif Alvi and the Prime Minister of Pakistan—Imran Khan.
She would also be present at the launch of the Micropayments Gateway. It is a central bank measure for decreasing the cost of small payments for stimulating digital payments, especially for people in poverty situations.
She would be visiting a project developed with the CEO Partnership for Economic Inclusion. In Lahore, the queen would be looking in on a number of projects that focus on the digital financial services that among many other options, contributing to the progress of entrepreneurs.
Queen Maxima was hired as a special advocate in 2009 and last visited Pakistan in the month of February 2016.