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PR No.303 PROF AHSAN IQBAL, FEDERAL MINISTER FOR PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT & REFORMS ELECTED AS CHAIR OF THE ASIA PACIFIC FORUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (APFSD) Bangkok: March 29, 2017

Prof Ahsan lqbal, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms led Pakistani Delegation to the Fourth Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable development (APFSD) being held in Bangkok from 29-31 March, 2017. The APFSD is a key forum on enhancing Sustainable, Development and implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) at the regional level Ministers and High Level participants from more than 60 countries of the Asia and Pacific are attending this Forum. Prof Ahsan lqbal was elected as Chair of this year’s Forum. His nomination was proposed by the Russian delegation. Prof. lqbal in his remarks to the High Level Roundtable highlighted Government’ achievement in reducing poverty and improving economy. Prof Ahsan lqbal will late attend two more High Level Roundtables on Gender Equality and empowerment of Women and to eradication of multidimensional poverty in the next two days.

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