Pakistan is one of the first few countries that have adopted the SDG 2030 Agenda through a unanimous resolution in parliament, said State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor Dr Reza Baqir.
Unveiling a report titled “SDGs and Sustainability Report – Pakistan Banking Sector Perspective” in Dubai, the governor reaffirmed the commitment of the government and the State Bank to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
He added that Pakistan’s devotion could be gauged from the initiatives introduced to achieve the goals and efforts made to ensure sustainability.
He elaborated that the seven pillars of the Vision 2025, announced by the government of Pakistan, were fully aligned with the SDGs and provided a comprehensive long-term strategy for achieving inclusive growth and sustainable development.
Baqir highlighted that in pursuit of the SDGs some of the key initiatives recently undertaken by the State Bank included Banking on Equality policy to address the gender gap in financial inclusion.
Moreover, he talked about the flagship Mera Pakistan Mera Ghar (MPMG) scheme aimed at provision of financing for low-cost and affordable housing, which was non-existent prior to 2021.