Pak-China collaboration on poverty alleviation on the anvil

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Staff Reporter

Pakistan and China will collaborate on poverty alleviation through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to be signed soon.

This was stated by the Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong in a meeting with the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar on Wednesday.

Secretary Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD), Muhammad Ali Shahzada was also present on the occasion.

Sharing her views, Dr. Sania said, “We congratulate the Chinese government and leadership for momentous achievement of eradicating extreme poverty from China.

It is unprecedented in human history that 770 million people have been taken out of extreme poverty in a span of over 40 years.”

During the meeting, the Chinese Ambassador and Dr. Sania discussed the draft of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was being framed between the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and the Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division of Pakistan aimed at establishing a platform for collaboration around poverty eradication.

Speaking to the press after the meeting, Dr. Sania said, “We are working on the final details of the MoU.

The Framework will provide both countries an opportunity to capitalize on sharing of experiences in poverty eradication”.