MDGs: Pakistan off-track on 16 targets

January 23, 2014

Pakistan is far away from achieving 16 targets set in the year 2000 and to be realised in 2015, reveals Pakistan Millennium Development Goals Report-2013. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are a set of 8 goals adopted by 189 countries, including Pakistan in 2000 and to be achieved by 2015. 

The aim of Pakistan Millennium Development Goals Report-2013 is to assess progress towards achievement of the goals, challenges towards achievement and help for post-2015 development agenda for Pakistan. According to the report, Pakistan is totally off-track on all three targets about the goal to Achieve Universal Primary Education. Pakistan is also off-track on two targets out of three to Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger. The report says that Pakistan is off-track on four targets out of five in the achievement of Promotion of Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment.