ISLAMABAD: Over 40 percent of the population of Pakistan and India is living below the poverty line and the two governments can lift these people out of poverty through trade and not war, said Abdul Rauf Alam, president of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Friday.
Talking to Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) CEO SM Muneer, FPCCI SVP Khalid Tawab, UBG Secretary General Zubair Tufail, UBG Zonal Chairman Naseem ur Rehman and others, he lauded the statements of the prime ministers of Pakistan and India regarding war on poverty.
The two countries have realised that tensions are not beneficial to anyone, while war on poverty and illiteracy is of prime importance, said Alam.
He said most of the world’s poor lives in Subcontinent, while over 40 percent of the population of Pakistan and India is living below the poverty line. He urged leading figures of the two countries to stop trading allegations and war of words and said this will not benefit anyone.