Meeting MDGs: Pakistan still has a long way to go

January 23, 2014

Islamabad: The country is unlikely to meet six out of eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015, according to a report launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday.

Pakistan Millennium Development Goal Report 2013 highlights the country’s sluggish performance in reaching targets associated with poverty, primary education, child health, women’s empowerment, maternal health and combating diseases.

Federal Minister of Planning Ahsan Iqbal said, “People have to be at centre of all development strategies and goals for sustainable and inclusive growth. Pakistan 2025 puts human development at the top of development agenda.”