LAHORE (PPI) - Visiting Secretary of State for International Development for UK, Andrew Mitchell along with Deputy Governor State Bank Yaseen Anwar visited Tameer Microfinance Bank Limited and Telenor Pakistans easypaisa outlet on Wednesday. They were accompanied by Nadeem Hussain, CEO Tameer Microfinance Bank. The visitors witnessed transactions being carried out at the outlet and discussed advantages of mobile financial services for financial inclusion in Pakistan. Speaking at the occasion Secretary of State Andrew Mitchell said, In Pakistan more than half the adult population, and two-thirds of women, do not have bank accounts or access to financial services. Thats why the UK supported the use of innovative mobile phone technology to empower poor people to pay bills and transfer money to their families in rural villages, and the UK will help further expand it to three million more people. Deputy Governor SBP Yaseen Anwar appreciated the role played by UKAid and easypaisa. to enable financial inclusion in the country, State Bank of Pakistan is committed to providing best of opportunities through an open and transparent regulatory regime which encourages more partnerships to enhance financial inclusion. State Bank of Pakistan is pleased to see branchless banking solutions bearing fruits to further strengthen the backbone of the financial sector in Pakistan. In his comments, Nadeem Hussain, President & CEO Tameer Microfinance Bank Limited appreciated the encouragement by Secretary of State and Deputy Governor State Bank.