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UNDP presents “Doing Digital for Development” report to Pakistan’s FM

UNDP presents "Doing Digital for Development" report to Pakistan's FM
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April 24, 2024 (MLN): Kanni Wignaraja from the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific presented the finance minister with a copy of the recently launched report of UNDP titled "Doing Digital for Development," tailored specifically for Pakistan, highlighting the critical role of digital technologies in advancing development initiatives.

According to a press release issued yesterday, Muhammad Aurangzeb engaged in a meeting with Kanni Wignaraja, along with the Country Representative of UNDP in Pakistan.

The meeting served as a platform to discuss collaboration between the Government of Pakistan and UNDP in addressing key developmental challenges and promoting sustainable development.

The Minister expressed sincere appreciation to Kanni Wignaraja and the UNDP Pakistan Country Office team for their unwavering support to Pakistan, particularly during critical times such as the 2022 floods.

He also expressed appreciation for UNDP's support in mobilizing national and international expertise for inclusive and innovative development financing for Pakistan.

The Minister further highlighted the government of Pakistan's focus on implementing policy reforms to unleash the country's growth potential.

The Minister reiterated Pakistan's commitment to constructively engaging with UNDP to achieve shared goals of reducing poverty, increasing prosperity, and promoting sustainable development.

Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb shared that Pakistan has initiated discussions with the IMF for an Extended Fund Facility (EFF) to support the government's economic reform agenda.

In her remarks, Kanni Wignaraja commended Pakistan's commitment to sustainable development and expressed UNDP's dedication to supporting Pakistan's efforts in achieving its development goals.

She emphasized the importance of continued collaboration and partnership between Pakistan and UNDP to address the challenges and opportunities for sustainable development in the region.

In the end, both sides reaffirmed their commitment to continued collaboration and partnership to address the challenges faced by Pakistan and to achieve sustainable development goals.

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Posted on: 2024-04-24T13:40:51+05:00