Published Date: Dec 6, 2016
Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said mutual cooperation at provincial and national level is underway to achieve the goals of sustainable development, and Pakistan is pursuing a policy of preferential trade over financial aid..
Addressing a seminar in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said with commitment and maturity, economic progress is being assured.
Sartaj Aziz said that by investing in common man, many issues within a state can be averted before they arise or get worse. He said non discriminatory approach and optimum utilization of resources is imperative for ending poverty.
He said the delay of SAARC conference halted the progress in economic and social sectors.
Sartaj Aziz said CPEC vivifies the deeply rooted and exemplary relations between China and Pakistan. He said progress and stability in the region is possible through regional connectivity and mutual sharing of experiences in different fields.
Speaking on the occasion, Federal Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid said that the bill on climate change is historical and will help in making of new frameworks and laws.
He said government is formulating new laws for adaptations and mitigation of policies regarding climate change issue.
The minister said the Green Pakistan Program reflects the government‘s commitment and seriousness for achieving green growth and sustainable development goals. He said Pakistanis the first country which adopted SDGs as national agenda of development.
He said monitoring cells have been set up to monitor the implementation of green Projects.
Zahid Hamid said that SDGs complement the vision 2025. He said Climate change is increasing food and water insecurity which is continuous threat for Pakistan.