Iqbal Hyder of LHDP
talked about severity of situation, saying hundreds of children die due to water and sanitation-related ailments.
RDF executive director Ashfaq Soomro, LHDP
chief executive Iqbal Hyder, SIDA General ManaAger (Operations) Nazir Essani, Nara Canal Area Water Board chairAman Mir Tariq Talpur, renowned water expert Ghulam Mustafa Ujjan, Ishrat Jabeen of Trocair and Mirpurkhas Deputy Commissioner Zahid Hussain Memon also spoke.
While the scale of the HIV/AIDS problem was not recognised at the time that the contracts for the LHDP
and the KB scheme were drawn up, the two states' financial fragility in the thee of disease and famine has not changed in recent years.
These views were expressed by Shamim Ara Panhwar, Member of Provincial Assembly, while addressing the participants of Women International Day celebrated by Laar Humanitarian and Development Program (LHDP
) on Wednesday.
The event jointly organized by Research Development Foundation (RDF), Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) Tado Jam, Mehran University Engineering and Technology (MUET), Sindh Irrigation Drainage Authority (SIDA), Mirpurkhas District administration and Laar Humanitarian Development Program (LHDP
) in collaboration with Trocair Pakistan at Horticulture Research Institute Mirpurkhas city.
On the occasion, Iqbal Hyder Executive Director LHDP
, Huzoor Bux Khoso Umer Mallah, Mohammad Yaseen Tunio, Samreen Zaur, Bakhtawar Mallah & others also addressed the participants.
The walk started from Deputy Commissioner office Badin premises while marching on main wayfarers of city culminated at the Govt Boys High School Badin which was participated by hundreds of participants including school going children, teachers, Govt officials from different district departments, representatives of Civil Society, LHDP
, HANDS, representatives of District Scout Badin and others.
The farmers network is also a part of five-year long water project 'Securing water rights and use for farmers' in Mirpurkhas district being implemented by Laar Humanitarian and Development Program (LHDP
Those attending meeting included SPO, Goth Sudhar Sangat, Aware, LHDP
, RDA, Takhleeq Foundation and othersrepresented by Iqbal Hyder, Karan Dawoodpoto, Ziaul Haq, Siddique Rahmoon, Ghulam Mustafa, Ali Akbar Rahmoon and others.
The ceremony was participated also by notable citizens, officials of different departments, journalists and representitives of NGOs including LHDP
, NRDP, HANDS, NRSP, SORMI and others.
These views were expressed by Hamida Khaskheli, women activist Badin during the District Public Forum Badin organized by local NGO, Laar Humanitarian and Development Program (LHDP
) and Indus Consortium at Gym Khana Badin on Saturday.