Meeting on SDGs with the National Parliamentary SDGs Taskforce Sub Committee on SDGs Scorecard

    A delegation of the Parliamentary SDGs Taskforce Sub-Committee on SDGs Scorecard under the guidance and leadership of Dr. Aisha Ghaus Pasha (MNA) along with two members of the aforesaid committee i.e. Dr. Shazia Sobia Aslam Somro (MNA) and Ms. Ghazala Saifi (MNA and Parliamentary Secretary for National Heritage & Culture), representatives of Planning Commission GoP and UNDP visited P&DD, GoAJ&K on October 14, 2020. The Minister for Finance and Health, Dr. Muhammad Najeeb Naqi Khan along with the venerable members of the AJ&K Legislative Assembly i.e. Mr. Hassan Ibrahim Khan (MLA), Ms. Naseema Wani (MLA), Mr. Muhammad Saghir Khan (MLA), Additional Chief Secretary (Dev), Secretaries of the respective line departments and officials of P&DD also participated in the aforesaid meeting.

    The said committee was constituted by the National Assembly which was mandated for working together with the counterparts in provincial/area governments and legislative assemblies to robustly oversight the respective SDGs policy, resource allocation, and implementation mechanisms etc. for achieving the SDGs. The participants were briefed in an elucidated manner regarding the progress made so far in AJ&K on SDGs and SDGs Scorecard development in the said meeting. Moreover, the Additional Chief Secretary (Dev) shed light on the major resources, Governance System and Administrative Setup, Hydro Power Profile, Tourism Corridor, strengths and challenges in sustainable development of the State and development priorities of the GoAJ&K. Likewise, ongoing interventions by various development partners to uplift the socio economic conditions of AJ&K were also highlighted urging the committee to play its significant role in the development of the State.