The Express Tribune
Published Date: Dec 10, 2014
United we prosper: ‘Regional cooperation critical for development’
injustices, inequality, illiteracy and climate change were the major
issues that echoed at a conference here on Tuesday with speakers calling
on South Asian countries to make collective efforts to address these
“Regional governments should not only focus on economic growth but
also address the core issues of inequality, poverty, social justice and
promote peace,” President Mamnoon Hussain said.
He was addressing the opening session of the three-day conference on
“Pathways to Sustainable Development,” organised by the Sustainable
Development Policy Institute (SDPI).
“South Asia has achieved impressive macro-economic growth but at the
same time income inequality has also risen,” the president remarked.