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Lobbying meeting of WASH Core Group Members of Punjab Assembly’ Inclusion of WASH Agenda in Party’s Manifesto and as a constitutional right

Water Aid & SPO held a lobbying meeting with ruling party PML (N) in Punjab, to put efforts to include WASH agenda in party’s manifesto for upcoming general elections in 2018. Speakers at the occasion supported the WASH agenda and praised the work of Legislators Core Group of WASH in Punjab Assembly. Mr. Raja Ashfaq Sarwar, Minister for Labor & Human Resources, also the Secretary General of PML (N) in Punjab, grace the occasion as a Chief Guest.

Highlighting the importance of WASH & Nutrition in respect to annual GDP loss that Pakistan is facing, Ms. Saira iftikhar, Coordinator of WASH Legislators Core Group in Punjab Assembly, stressed the need to develop a multi sectoral approach that address both WASH & Nutrition challenges in future. She presented the case for legitimization of this group in Punjab Assembly which was appreciated by all members and the Minister present at the occasion extended his support in forwarding the recommendations of the WASH group to higher authorities of government.

Mr. Raja Ashfaq Sarwar assured the parliamentarians that he will present the recommendations of WASH group to the concerned authorities in his party and put it forward for inclusion in in party’s manifesto.

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