Regional countries should work together to achieve common goals: Ahsan Iqbal
December 06, 2022

Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has called upon regional countries to make joint efforts for achieving common goals of poverty alleviation, literacy, sustainable socio-economic development, and mitigation of climate disaster impacts.  

He was speaking at the inaugural plenary of 25th Sustainable Development Conference in Islamabad, which was jointly held alongside the 6th South and Southwest Asia High-level Political Forum and Policy Dialogue on SDGs.

The Minister urged international financial institutions to establish a special fund to provide interest-free loans with a grace period of up to 30 years for the developing countries to cope with climate disasters.