The destruction wreaked by floods in Pakistan between 2010 and 2012 was indicative of governance and political problems in the country, according to Naseer Memon .
“It is my considered view that these floods were a governance disaster,” said Naseer Memon, a writer and CE Strengthening Participatory Organization. “More than a natural or administrative issue, they are a political issue and must be viewed through the political lens.”
He was speaking at the launching ceremony of his new book “Malevolent Floods of Pakistan,” in which he has discusses the context and impact of recent floods and makes suggestions for flood management. The ceremony was organised by the Sindh Graduates Association in Islamabad.
Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) and the Ministry of Law & Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Sindh have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the promotion of good governance and pro people legislation in the province. The MoU was signed by Dr. Sikandar Mandhro, the Minister for Law & Parliamentary Affairs, Sindh and Naseer Memon, Chief Executive of SPO. The MoU is based on broader understanding to jointly carry out consultation and feedback on good governance and pro people legislation issues and to achieve common aims, like providing inputs/comments on draft laws, etc. Speaking on the occasion CE SPO Naseer Memon said that good governance and pro people legislation is signature identity of democratic societies. State of Governance merits greater cooperation among various stakeholders for improvement. Dr.Sikandar Mandhro, speaking on this occasion said that the provincial government is committed to provide good governance and pro people legislation and to enhance state-civil society interaction on policy matters. Eminent civil society representatives and senior officials of the Ministry attend the ceremony. Ms. Sadiqa Sallahuddin, Member BoD of SPO also attended the event.
To strengthen and support community organizations and public interest institutions of Pakistan for the benefit of poor and disadvantaged sections of society for sustainable development through a participatory approach.
A democratic, socially just and tolerant society guided by participatory principles, which realizes the full potential of its people and their aspirations for sustainable and self reliant development.