Published On: Sat, Feb 11th, 2023
Published in Category: Government

Ishaq Dar reiterates commitment of govt of Pakistan on achievement of SDGs

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ISLAMABAD: The Resident Representative, UNDP, Knut Ostby called on Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar at Finance Division on Friday.

Ishaq Dar welcomed Knut Ostby and thanked him on behalf of the Steering Committee on Climate Resilient Pakistan for being a great partner in taking flood relief measures in Pakistan. The Finance Minister appreciated the combined efforts of UNDP and Planning Division for preparing a constructive plan for rehabilitation and reconstruction of flood affected areas which was presented at Geneva Conference in January 2023. He further added that it was due to the timely and praiseworthy support of UNDP that Pakistan was able to garner support from various partners.

Knut Ostby briefed the Finance Minister on the ongoing institutional arrangements being made by UNDP for Short, Medium, and Long term goals regarding the Climate Resilient Pakistan rehabilitation and recovery plan of action in flood affected areas. He briefed that plans are being constructed in collaboration with EAD and Ministry of Planning and Development in order to implement the recovery plans. He further requested the Finance Minister to involve the Private Sector to accelerate and catch-up with the SDGs related projects.

The Finance Minister extended full support in this regard and appreciated the key role of UNDP as development partner in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He reiterated the commitment of government of Pakistan on achievement of SDGs.

In conclusion, the Finance Minister thanked Knut Ostby, the Resident Representative, UNDP for his support and cooperation.