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Country Director of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Pakistan Stephanie Burri says SDC has effectively worked together with the Pakistani government to alleviate poverty.

In an interview with Radio Pakistan's News and Current Affairs Channel on Wednesday, she said that SDC has actively played its role in providing basic necessities of life to the people of Pakistan.

Stephanie Burri said reconstruction and rehabilitation of schools in Swat was a gigantic task, which SDC completed efficiently.

She said micro hydel projects have been initiated in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA for the provision of clean drinking water and electricity.

Speaking on the occasion, Director UN Information Center Vittorio Cammarota said that main hurdle in Pakistan is not lack of food, but access to the quality food.

He emphasized that empowerment of the youth in the country to achieve all the Sustainable Development Goals.  He said students of five universities in Pakistan have prepared sculptures on the theme of zero hunger and twenty-three have been selected, which will be displayed in an exhibition in Islamabad next week. He said information plays key role in overall development of a country.


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