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Parliamentary Task Force on SDGs to organise first-ever National Meet to ponder upon challenges posed by post Covid-19 situation

Tuesday, 26th July, 2022

Islamabad:26th July 2022: Parliamentary Task Force on Sustainable Development Goals is organizing a National Meet in Islamabad from 27th to 28th July 2022.  This National Meet would deliberate in depth on challenges faced by Pakistan like Environment degradation, rising poverty, food scarcity, energy crisis, poor management in tackling flooding with special context to post covid-19 situation. In order to address these challenges, the Parliament adopted a localized approach and arranged this National Meet so that the issues at grass-root level can be prioritized.  The National Meet is being organized in collaboration with  Mustehkam Parliamaan, a project of European Union dedicated to supporting parliamentary development in Pakistan.

Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf will inaugurate the event whereas Federal Ministers, Members of the Federal, Provincial and legislative assemblies will participate. The senior government officials, representatives from public/private and Civil Society Organisations, Academia, Media and Members of the diplomatic corps would participate in conference.

All stakeholders from around Pakistan participating in the National meet would ponder to work out a practical and implementable National Strategy for the Sustainable Development of Pakistan. This Event would also look into ways to achieve SDGs as only eight years were left to achieve SDGs.

In the context of Pakistan and the multitude of problems, It was felt that the SDGs are prioritised with a national lens. This event would provide a platform for redesigning of the global goals in an inclusive, resilient and sustainable manner. One of the key outputs of the National Meet shall include a national framework which will allow for a roadmap to be established and will assist in the prioritization of the goals, nationally.

Mustehkam Parliamaan, a project of European Union, is being implemented by Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ-INS).