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Complex policy efforts imperative for environmentally sustainable and socially equitable human growth: Emphasises NA Deputy Speaker
Tuesday, 7th September, 2021

Vienna: The Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri has emphasised that sustainable development required more complex policy efforts in order to devise a common course towards environmentally sustainable and socially equitable growth without affecting human well-being. He said this during an interactive general debate on “Achieving sustainable development requires more attention on human well-being and environmental preservation than on economic growth” at the 5th World Speakers Conference being held in Vienna, Austria.

The Deputy Speaker underlined the environment friendly policies of the Government of Pakistan that will cause much effectiveness in the environment of not only Pakistan but the region as a whole. He also highlighted the “Green Economic Stimulus Initiative” of Pakistan as a part of its efforts to resiliently recover from the adverse economic impacts of the pandemic. He also informed the audience that the under the green Pakistan programme, focus was not only on planting 10 billion trees but also renewable energy resources and electric vehicles were introduced to prevent environmental degradation.

While talking about the mission of the government of Pakistan to uplift the poor and deprived segments of the society, he said that in order to uplift the vulnerable segments of the population, the Government of Pakistan disbursed Rs.203 Billion (USD1.23bn) to 15 Million families through its “Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program”.

At the conclusion of his statement, he urged the global community to adjust the path and focus of the next phase of SDGs’ implementation in a post pandemic era by transforming the world economy into one that was development-oriented and environmentally sustainable.

The Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri is currently on an official visit to Vienna for participation in the 5th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament. The event is being attended by the Speakers and Parliamentarians of more than 100 countries across the globe.