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Asia has emerged as engine of growth for world economy: minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal on Friday said that Asia has emerged as the new engine for growth of the world economy. Addressing the concluding meeting of fourth Asia-Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development in Bangkok, the minister said that elimination of inequality, promotion of peace and harmony are major challenges for Asia Pacific region. “Asia Pacific is home to 4.3 billion people which is two third of world’s population. Asia has emerged as new engine of growth for world economy…