Islamabad,   (Parliament Times) : The SDGs Secretariat of the National Assembly of Pakistan organized a meeting of the National Parliamentary Taskforce on SDGs. The Meeting took place at 2pm in Committee Room 5, Parliament House. The Meeting was chaired by Hon. Asad Qaiser, Speaker National Assembly and co-chaired by Hon. Riaz Fatyana, MNA / Convener National Parliamentary Taskforce on SDGs.
In his welcome remarks, Hon. Riaz Fatyana gave a brief presentation on the performance and activities of SDGs Taskforce. He stated “Taskforce strength was 39 now we have 60+ Members with MNAs and Senators, the entire taskforce is working on voluntary basis, all-inclusive and a cross party forum, It is not only gender balanced but gender empowered taskforce. He further highlighted that, “We have decentralized the UN 2030 Agenda within the taskforce by delegating each SDG to a team of expert Members”
A detailed presentation was given by Ms. Mehreen Mubashir, Development Associate at SDGs Secretariat, in her presentation she highlighted the contribution of legislative business made by Hon. Taskforce Member directly targeting the UN 2030 Agenda.
Hon. Mr. Asad Qaiser, Speaker National Assembly remarked, “I am delighted to be surrounded by such an energetic and hardworking Taskforce. I appreciate the work done by our Hon. Members and their contributions to the legislative business.”
The Honorable Members deliberated on the Pakistan’s SDGs Index report which states, ss of 2021, According to SDGs International Report, Pakistan’s Score is 57.72/100 and Ranks at 129/165. The Parliamentarians shared their concerns over SDGs Implementation as well as strategies to create strong and effective linkages with the concerned departments to promote maximum stakeholder buy-in.
The meeting was concluded by Hon. Riaz Fatyana, in his closing remarks he urged all the Parliamentarians and respective offices to work with harmony and cooperation.
In the end, Participants offered vote of thanks to the Chair and thanked for calling upon this much awaited meeting.

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