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EFFORTS ON TO ACHIEVE MDGS COVERING VITAL AREAS.

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Pakistan, as part of endeavours to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), has introduced environmental monitoring system through stationary and mobile labs to monitor pollution levels in air, surface, ground water and soils.

Promoting environment friendly technologies with special focus on clean energy and studying of general public concerning environmental issues to suggest rectification and mitigation are amongst the numerous steps taken to strengthen existing programmes for achieving or reaching close to MDGs by 2018.

Sources said Pakistan adopted 16 targets and 41 indicators, against which progress towards achieving 8 goals and 34 indicators of the MDGs is measured for Pakistan.

The data until 2013 showed that for 10 of these indicators, Pakistan is on track, whereas its progress on 24 indicators is off track.

Pakistan's performance on MDGs remained less satisfactory as compared to other countries in the region and added Pakistan has been facing multifaceted issues related to resource constraint, localization and ownership issue for MDGs and lack of coordination.

Therefore, the government has taken steps which included provincial agreement on MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF) on education, comprehensive Plan of Action for each province to implement the MAF commitments, enhancing capacity of the people and improved access to clean water and sanitation.

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Title Annotation:Millennium Development Goals
Publication:Technology Times
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Jan 10, 2016
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