Report and Recommendations appointed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan on the reforms of the media sector January-June, 2013,Launched
A launching event of the printed version of “Report and Recommendations appointed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan on the reforms of the media sector January-June, 2013” took place at a local hotel in Lahore. The launch was honoured by Former Minister of Information, Broadcasting, and Senator Javed Jabbar and notable dignitaries including I.A. Rehman Director Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Dr. Mughees Ud Din Sheikh Dean Media and Communication University of Central Punjab, Dr. Nosheena Saleem Director Institute of Mass Communication Studies PU, Yasmeen Aftab Professor BNU, Salman Abid Regional Head SPO, and Sidra Saeed Programme Coordinator FES. The event was attended by university students, representatives from SAP-PK, Aurat foundation and other prominent organizations, lawyers, MPAs, and journalist community.
Lahore Region under RAF project hosted joint meeting of MPAs working group and watch group of CS in connection with BISP’s Wasela-i-Sehat Scheme
21 May 2014: SPO-RAF Project, Lahore region organized a joint meeting of MPAs working group and civil society watch group in connection with the newly initiated BISP’s Wasela-i-Sehat Scheme that focuses mothers and their newly born babies. The PML-N MPA MissKaneezAkhter presided the meeting; whereas, Dr.NajmaAfzal (MPA) convened the working group sessionand Dr.NosheenHamad (MPA-PTI) Parliamentary Secretary on MNCH was the keynote speaker. SPO is first in having the privilege tobring together 28 senior parliamentarians’ of Punjab Assembly belonging to PML-N, PTI, PPP and PML-Q, key Government officials and CSO representatives on the table of the Assembly Committee Room to discuss and reflect on Maternal Neonatal Child Health (MNCH) issue. All of them agreed over collective submission of questions and suggestions on the reforms of the social safety networks as well as the conditional grants under BISP “Wasela-e-Sehat” Program. Mr. Salman Abid Regional Head, SPO Lahore Region, Shazia Shaheen Planning Specialist SPO, Mumtaz Hussain Coordinator and Abdul Mateen Advocacy Specialist SPO-RAF Project, along with the representatives from Aurat Foundation, Plan International, Action Aid Pakistan were present at the meeting.
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