Gilani seeks support to stabilize Pakistan economy

July 21st, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Yousuf Raza Gilani London, July 21 (IANS) Pakistan needs international assistance to set right its economy that has been “over-stressed” because of its key role in the war on terror, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.

Gilani told Alan Duncan, the British minister for Department for International Development (DFID), that such assistance would help Pakistan overcome the issues of illiteracy and poverty.

The Associated Press of Pakistan quoted Gilani as saying that illiteracy and poverty were the main causes leading to extremist tendency, and needed to be tackled at every cost.

Gilani lauded Britain’s assistance of pounds 650 million to enrol four million Pakistani children to primary schools over the next four years and hoped the project would meet great success.

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