ISLAMABAD, Apr 23 (APP): Nations plagued by poverty are the most
vulnerable to crime and terrorism as poverty threatens not only national security but regional and international security as well.
“It is not a co incidence that foot prints of terrorism are found
in the poor and fragile regions of the world”, said chairperson
Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon while speaking
as chief guest at a round table discussion.
The moot titled “Poverty Alleviation and National Security” was organized by Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI).
Other keynote speakers on the occasion were Senior Economist
Dr. Hafiz A. Pasha, Secretary BISP Muhammad Saleem Ahmed Ranjha,
Chairman Taleem Foundation Dr Zafar Qadir, CEO National Rural
Support Program (NRSP) Rashid Bajwa, and CEO SDPI Abid Sulheri.