IUCPSS, PCHR to bridge gap among academia, parliamentarians


ISLAMABAD, NOV 3 (DNA) – Inter University Consortium for Promotion of Social Sciences Pakistan (IUCPSS), a largest network of Pakistani universities and Parliamentarians Commission for Human Rights (PCHR) have agreed to undertake joint efforts aimed at bridging gap among academia, parliamentarians and policy makers.

Both the organizations signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at SDGs Secretariat, Parliament House Islamabad. Muhammad Shafique Chaudhary Executive Director PCHR and Murtaza Noor National Coordinator Inter University Consortium signed the MOU.

Mr. Riaz Fatyana Chairman National Assembly Standing Committee on Law & Justice and Convener Parliamentary Task force on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) graced the occasion as chief guest. Speaking on the occasion, he urged upon close working relationship among all the stakeholders for achieving sustainable development agenda 2030. According to the signed agreement, both the organizations would share expertise and resources to assist parliamentarians, policy makers with research papers and pursue annual agenda covering SDGs and socio-economic development.

In this regard, joint activities including advocacy seminars, research publications, consultative workshops, conferences and other academic activities will be organized jointly.

Through the MoU it was also agreed to exchange information, data, documents and provide input in the areas of one’s strength, in particular SDGs, socio-economic, governance, transparency and accountability; international relations, regional and inter-regional development, peace, diplomacy, arbitration and conflict resolution; gender mainstreaming; and other subjects of common interest. It was also decided that PHCR would facilitate intern placement programs of university graduates/students with parliamentarians.Released by: Ahmer Hasan Program Manager Inter University Consortium for Promotion of Social Sciences Pakistan.=DNA