Pakistan's President Fazal Chaudhary opened an International Seminar in Lahore on Sunday (November 4th) about the country's vital Integrated Development Plan.
MCU Pakistan President Chaudhary with officials
SV Sign "Integrated Rural Development Programme"
CU Malik Bucha (Agriculture Adviser) speaking
MV & CU Delegates and officials (3 shots)
CU Khurt Jansen (UN Rep) speaking
CU Chaudhary speaking
MV Delegates listening (2 shots)
MV Chaudhary and party tour exhibition
CU Sign "Baluchistan" on stand
Chaudhary and officials look at exhibits (4 shots)
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This Prime Minister will attend the last day of the Seminar (November 10) when the reports are presented.
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Background: Pakistan's President Fazal Chaudhary opened an International Seminar in Lahore on Sunday (November 4th) about the country's vital Integrated Development Plan.
When the programme was launched in July last year Prime Minister Zulfiker Ali Bhutto said he hoped it would make pakistan self sufficient in food and build up the country's shattered economy by earning foreign exchange.
The recent floods have increased the Prime Minister's economic worries but he has expressly excluded the programme from the cuts which have had to be made.
The programme began in the North West Frontier Province. Groups called 'Marakiz' were set up to try and achieve the programme's aims. The development plan is intended to provide more jobs in rural areas by establishing agriculturally based industries and improve the living standards of all country people. Seventy-five per cent of the population work in farming.
Never before have so many agencies of the United Nations gathered at a Seminar. There were representatives from the organisation's Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, Children's Fund Development Organisation, the World health Organisation and the World Bank.
Experts from the United Nations Development Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organisation have toured Pakistan to prepare a draft report for the Seminar.