‘Pakistan will learn from China’s model in poverty alleviation’: P M Imran Khan

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Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said that Pakistan will learn from China’s model for the poverty alleviation in the country, media reported.

Addressing a ceremony to inaugurate a shelter home in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore, the prime minister said China has lifted over 700 million people out of poverty during last three decades which is an unprecedented achievement in the history of the world and “Pakistan will learn from it.”

Khan, who had an official visit to China earlier this month, said the government has already started talks with the Chinese side to take their input and help to devise a comprehensive strategy for the poverty reduction in Pakistan, reports Xinhua news agency.

“My government would soon introduce a poverty alleviation package for the first time in the country’s history to pull the poor people out of the poverty,” said Khan, adding that a series of coordinated efforts would be made for the purpose.

Khan said the country will have to take steps and initiatives consistently for achieving goals.

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