Pakistan lags on development goals: UNDP

September 28, 2013 

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said on Friday Pakistan’s progress towards achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is lagging as of total 33 indicators, only nine are on track.

The sources said the reduction in poverty might be included in the achieved indicators as Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal had signed an official notification for inclusion of controversial poverty figures of 17.2 percent in 2007-08 and 12.4 percent in 2010-11 into the upcoming progress report on MDGs, which is in the process of finalisation at the moment.