Islamabad, October 19, 2021 (PPI-OT):Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection, Dr. Sania Nishtar has invited countries to join the global knowledge platform on social protection.
She was speaking at the Global Rural Development Forum held in China under the theme “Global Sustainable Development Cooperation: Poverty Reduction and Rural Development”. The Special Assistant informed the participants that Pakistan, Turkey, Nigeria, and Costa Rica have initiated a proposal for establishment of a global knowledge platform on social protection.
She said poverty alleviation, particularly social protection is the priority of Pakistani government. Dr Sania Nishtar said Pakistan’s poverty eradication programme, “Ehsaas” is closely linked to agriculture and rural economy and it has 19 social protection programmes for 14 vulnerable groups.
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