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The Nation

Published Date: Dec 10, 2014

President for joint efforts to end poverty

Islamabad – President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday called for joint
efforts to eliminate poverty and inequality in South Asia to achieve the
global development goals.
Addressing the inaugural session of 17th
Sustainable Development Conference organised by Sustainable Development
Policy Institute (SDPI) here, the president stressed the need for
developing a mechanism to address the challenges that were impacting the
process for a prosperous and developed region. He said that Pakistan
gave high priority to the goals of sustainable development. He
emphasised the need for improvement in the lives of people by
strengthening areas of social sector, peace and public welfare.
stressed that resources should be used for the betterment of lives of
people by taking steps for sustainable development rather than taking
temporary measures. President Mamnoon said sustainable development would
ensure stability in the region and promote economic progress, social
justice and environmental protection. He said the sustainable
development goals like the millennium development goals would help the
governments develop their national development strategies in the region.
president said that Pakistan had prepared effective strategy in line
with the Vision 2025 to achieve the sustainable development goals. He
mentioned that the Kathmandu Declaration also focused on mutual
collaboration among the SAARC countries for ensuring sustainable
development in the region.
The president emphasised the importance of
the role played by civil society, policy think tanks, intellectuals,
private sector and media to find solutions to the problems of
sustainable development. He lauded SDPI for giving recommendations to
the government on food security, energy, economy, social sector,
environmental changes and Vision 2025.
Speaking on the occasion,
Minister for Planning Dr Ahsan Iqbal stressed the need for innovative
and out-of-the-box solutions to deal with the development issues
confronting the South Asian countries. He said South Asian region was
facing the problems of malnourishment, illiteracy, infant mortality and
health in particular. He called for getting to know about the problems
and then making effective strategies for their solution.
Abid Qayyum Suleri, executive director SDPI, in his welcome address
highlighted the salient features of the annual conference.

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