Business News Pakistan Update
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Prof. Ahsan Iqbal Wednesday said the government has succeeded in improving economy and reducing poverty in the country.
He was speaking as head of a Pakistani delegation at the Fourth Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) being held in Bangkok from 29-31 March, 2017, says a press release.
The APFSD is a key forum on enhancing Sustainable Development and implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) at the regional level.
Ministers and High Level participants from more than 60 countries of the Asia and Pacific are attending this forum.
Prof Ashan Iqbal was elected as Chair of this year’s forum. His nomination was proposed by the Russian delegation.
Prof. Iqbal in this remarks to the High Level Roundtable highlighted the government’s achievement in reducing poverty and improving economy.
Prof Iqbal will later attend two more High Level Roundtables in the next two days on Gender Equality and empowerment of women and eradication of multidimensional poverty.