ISLAMABAD: Speaker NA Asad Qaiser Tuesday said robust regional cooperation is key to tackle endemic poverty and foster inclusive growth within the entire region.
He was speaking to Assistant Secretary-General United Nations Hao Liang Xu and Resident Representative of UNDP Pakistan Ignacio Artaza, who called on him here at Parliament House, a press release said.
Underlining the need for joint action, he remarked that Pakistan is committed to promoting policy coherence on shared regional concerns and pressing development challenges.
Convener Parliamentary Force on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Riaz Fatyana was also present on the occasion.
Asad Qaiser remarked that regional challenges cannot be addressed in isolation rather a concerted action under the umbrella of the United Nations will prove highly effective.
He also appreciated the United Nation for its unwavering support to the government of Pakistan for its social sector development initiatives.
The speaker also acknowledged the contributions of UNDP in rendering effective assistance to Parliament in various aspects.
He said Pakistanis an agricultural country and its economy depends on agriculture. Increase in agricultural commodity production and the welfare of farmers include the primary priorities of the present government, he added.
While apprising the formation of Special Committee on Agriculture in National Assembly, the speaker said the UN and its sub-institutions play their role in the development of agriculture in Pakistan.
Referring to Pakistan’s commitment to SDGs, the speaker informed that Pakistan has constituted a Parliamentary Task Force and a dedicated secretariat for SDGs on the premises of the National Assembly Secretariat to fast-track progress on SDGs.
Assistant Secretary-General United Nations Hao Liang Xu appreciated Pakistan’s parliamentary commitment to fast track progress on SDGs and highlighted that the UN will continue to assist Pakistan in promoting regional development agenda.
He said undertaking social development and eradication of poverty through sustainable practices are defining parameters for good governance.
Pemra issues show-cause notice to News One TV
KARACHI: A show-cause notice has been served by Pemra to News One TV channel for airing “defamatory” news items and clips in which NAB Chairman Javed Iqbal was allegedly shown in conversation with a woman.
The notice that has been sent to M/s Airways Media Pvt. Ltd holds that on 23rd of May, News One has repeatedly flashed news targeting NAB chief.
PML-N to stay out of the recent Chairman Nab issue: Shehbaz
LONDON: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president Shehbaz Sharif has said his party would remain neutral on the recent scandal relating to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal.
Taking on Twitter to react on the issue, Shehbaz said, “Our viewpoint on NAB is principled and we will keep voicing our concerns on all forums.”
PML-N to stay out of the recent Chairman Nab issue.
Our viewpoint on NAB is principled—which is legal in nature and we will keep voicing our concerns on all forums.
PML-N has nothing to do with anybody’s private life and will stick to its political and legal narrative!
— President PMLN (@president_pmln) May 23, 2019
“PML-N has nothing to do with anybody’s private life and will stick to its political and legal narrative!”, he continued in his tweet.
Theresa May announces her resignation!
LONDON: Drawing three-year premiership to a close, Theresa May will leave 10-Downing Street on 7th of June.
This was announced here today by the Premier who had to take this decision due to massive criticism for missing two Brexit deadlines failing to deliver her major policy of leaving the EU: “It is and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit,” stated.
She maintained that it had been the honor of her life to serve as PM and she would leave with no ill will, but enormous and enduring gratitude.