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TAXILA, March 27: Researchers and experts in various fields should study local and global dimensions of multifarious issues impeding country’s economic development and provide a framework to help find viable solutions.  

Pakistan Ordinance Factories (POF) Chairman Lt-Gen Ahsan Mahmood said this on Tuesday while addressing a seminar, ‘Socio-Economic Issues of the Third World in the Context of Global Development’ jointly organised by POF and University of Wah.

He said the third world countries were facing innumerable problems including poverty, malnutrition, diseases, widening gap among different segments of society, gender discrimination, security and rural-urban divide.

Globalisation was a characteristic feature of the modern world that had emerged due to increasing interaction among people across the globe, new technologies and diversified channels of communications; he said and added that interconnectivity among nations created certain problems of misunderstanding and misgivings between developing and developed nations.

He stressed solution to the problems being faced by poor countries saying that in the international context this required local and international institutional efforts and in particular the input of researchers from all the sciences.

Dr. A Salam, Nazima Ellahi, Dr. Saif Abbasi, Dr. Waheed Chaudhry, Zafarul Hassan and Jamil A. Sheikh also spoke on the occasion.