Channel 24 News
Published Date: Dec 6, 2016
Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday while addressing the 19th Sustainable Development Conference (SDC 2016) said that Pakistan is pursuing a policy of preferential trade over financial aid, learnt 24 News.
He was quoted as saying that mutual cooperation at provincial and national level is underway to achieve the goals of sustainable development.
As per Radio Pakistan, Aziz said 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 also said the delay of SAARC conference halted the progress in economic and social sectors.
The three-day conference started on December 6 under the theme of ‘Sustainable Development: Envisaging the Future Together’.
While addressing the conference, Federal Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid says that bill on climate change is historical and will help in making of new frameworks and laws.
He said the government is formulating new laws for adaptations and mitigation of policies regarding climate change issue.