ISLAMABAD: Development and economic wizards have warned South Asian states of serious consequences if they miss the last chance to meet the goals of development.
They called for community mobilisation, sharing technology and bringing political will in order to combat poverty, impact of climate change and militancy.
These experts were speaking during discussions by different panels on the second day of the South Asia Economic Summit on Tuesday, which was organised by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).
“South Asian countries will be moving forward with an unfinished agenda of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),” former finance minister Dr Hafiz Pasha said during discussion on the ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Post-2015 Development Agenda: Perspectives from South Asia”.
Pakistan performed worst and was ranked sixth in South Asia in achieving the MDGs while Nepal and Bhutan performed exceptionally well.