ISLAMABAD: Human resource and social development is the first pillar of Pakistan Vision 2025 strategy and government is committed to bringing women into mainstream of development through interventions in social, economic, legal and political areas. Professor Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform said this while addressing South Asian Conference on Women, Work and Poverty moot. The event was organised by the Social Policy and Development Centre and supported by Norwegian government. The minister said, every country which showed miraculous development during last few decades, including China, Turkey, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Korea, have shown four pre requisitions. “Firstly there was political stability and continuity of policies. Secondly, they had a clear and focused economic vision. Thirdly, their growth agenda centred around people’s development focusing on health, education and other social development of the people and lastly there was peace and security in these countries”, he added.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 18th, 2014.