Govt reiterates to bring down poverty level to zero

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APP87-07 ISLAMABAD: April 07 - Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar addressing seminar on Revised Methodology For Poverty Estimation at Ministry Of Planning, Development & Reform. APP

ISLAMABAD, Apr 7 (APP): The government on Thursday reiterated its resolve to bring down the poverty level to zero by adopting pro-poor investments, enhancing economic growth rate and further strengthening social safety nets.

“Poverty in Pakistan is declining”, said Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar while addressing the participants of a seminar on “Poverty estimation methodology, poverty in Pakistan and understanding the trends and the way forward.”

Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal co-chaired the seminar with the Finance Minister.