Govt committed to deal with poverty: Maleeka Bokhari

Govt committed to deal with poverty: Maleeka Bokhari

Reaffirming its commitment to achieving the globally agreed Sustainable Development Goals, Pakistan has told the United Nations that Prime Minister Imran Khan's government is determined to deal with poverty as well as stunting in impoverished communities.

Maleeka Ali Bokhari, Parliamentary Secretary for Law and Justice in her speech to the Economic and Social Council's Forum on Sustainable Development said the government is committed to work for achievement of SDGs through innovative and focused implementation strategies in the social, economic and environmental fields.

She said the Government has fully embraced the responsibility of lifting millions of people out of poverty through the largest national poverty alleviation programme – Ehsaas.

She said as climate change is disrupting daily life and costing countries large sums of money, she said Pakistan is working to restore its depleted forests and put in place other nature-based solutions.