Highlighting achievements of Bangladesh in socio-economic development during the last decade, the Bangladesh High Commissioner to Pakistan Tarik Ahsan said here on Tuesday that Bangladesh got prominent position among the South Asia countries due to women empowerment, disaster management, primary healthcare, sanitation, primary education and economic growth rate.
The High Commissioner referred to the international recognition of Bangladesh’s progress in terms of upgradation to UNDP’s medium human development category, elevation to World Bank’s lower medium income country classification and qualification for graduation into UNCDP’s developing country status.
Dean of Social Sciences of Beacon House National University Dr. Tariq Rehman and prominent human rights defender of Pakistan Tahira Abdullah took part in the discussion as panelists.
Tahira Abdullah endorsed the data presented at the session about Bangladesh’s remarkable social development from her first-hand experience of travelling in the countryside of Bangladesh.
While applauding stellar performance of Bangladesh in social development vis-�-vis other South Asian countries, she particularly commended the rare speed at which social indicators of Bangladesh are improving.
Both the panelists extended profound appreciation to the government of Bangladesh for the unprecedented humanitarian gesture in giving shelter to over a million forcibly displaced Rohingya people in Bangladesh.
The event was attended by educationists, representatives of think-tanks, members of cultural community, journalists, businesspersons, former diplomats, politicians, Bangladesh expatriates and officials of Bangladesh High Commission.