Pakistan in Emergency No hope to achieve MDG

January 22, 2014

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is far away from achieving 16 targets of Millennium Development Goals (MDG) set in 2000 and to be realized in 2015, Pakistan Millennium Development Goals Report-2013 has revealed. 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 Rsport-2013 is to assess progress towards the achievement of the goals, challenges towards achievement and help for post-2015 development agenda for Pakistan.

According to the Report-2013, 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 the Pakistan was off track on four targets out of five in the achievement of Promotion of Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment. Likewise, Pakistan is off-track on five targets out of six about Reducing Child Mortality. Pakistan is also off track on all indicators to achieve goal to improve Maternal Health etc. 

About the goal of Eradication of Extreme Poverty and Hunger, Pakistan is off tracks in two targets while on track on one out of three targets. Under MDG-1, Pakistan aims to halve by 2015, the proportion of people living below the poverty line, to achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, and to halve the proportion of people who suffer from hunger.