Global Rural Devt Forum fully demonstrates China’s great achievements, experience in poverty alleviation

By Shafqat Ali | Gwadar Pro Oct 20, 2021

ISLAMABAD, October 20 (Gwadar Pro) – Global Rural Development Forum on Tuesday fully demonstrated and shared China’s great achievements and experience in poverty alleviation.

The 2021 Global Rural Development Forum held in China under the theme of Global Sustainable Development Cooperation: Poverty Reduction and Rural Development, was co-hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and the National Rural Revitalization Administration and organized by the International Poverty Reduction Center in China.

Dr Sania Nishtar SAPM congratulated the Government of China, its people, and the Communist Party of China for achieving the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of poverty eradication, well ahead of time.

“Poverty alleviation, particularly social protection is the priority of our government. Our government realizes that in Pakistan’s agriculture-based economy, tackling agriculture is fundamental to poverty reduction since the sector employs 45% of labour force. Around 60% of our population lives in rural areas,” she stated.

Pakistan’s poverty eradication programme, “Ehsaas”, she added, was closely linked to agriculture and rural economy. Ehsaas has 19 social protection programmes for 14 vulnerable groups.

Towards the end of the speech, Dr Sania Nishtar invited countries to join the global knowledge platform on social protection.

She informed the participants that Pakistan, Turkey, Nigeria, and Costa Rica have initiated a proposal for the establishment of a global knowledge platform on social protection.


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