Another honour for Pakistan as PM to chair WEF session today
May 20, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan will chair the first time World Economic Forum (WEF) session on Wednesday.
Imran Khan will address emergency meeting of WEF through video link. He will inform the forum about steps taken by Pakistan to curb the spread of novel coronavirus.
The meeting, which will be attended by leaders of entire world, they will discuss coronavirus pandemic and its effects on world.
Earlier, PM Imran Khan has asked WEF to support on important social welfare initiatives for poverty alleviation and education.
The prime minister expressed this desire during a meeting with WEF executive chairman Dr Klaus Schwab on the sidelines of WEF Annual Meeting 2020 at Davos.
PM Khan emphasized that the issues being highlighted by WEF this year are also relevant to Pakistan. “Pakistan is focusing on skills’ enhancement for youth as it considers its significant youth population as driver of economic growth,” he added.
Imran Khan said government of Pakistan is addressing the impacts of climate change through implementation of “Clean Green Pakistan Program” including plantation of 10 billion trees. He expressed the desire that WEF can partner with Pakistan on important social welfare initiatives for poverty alleviation and education.