ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development is organizing a two days International seminar on successful models in capacity development for local self governance towards urban renewal and rural reconstruction at Akhtar Hameed Khan National Centre for Rural Development and Municipal Administration (AHKNCRD&MA), Chak Shahzad, Islamabad.
The Honourable Prime Minister of Pakistan will inaugurate the seminar at Prime Minister’s Secretariat, Islamabad. Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, Federal Minister for Local Government and Rural Development will welcome the delegates. The Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development Muhammad Saleem Khan Jhagra will present the introductory remarks of the seminar.
Sartaj Aziz, former Federal Finance Minister, presently holding the post of Vice Chancellor, Beacon House, National University will present his paper on “Pakistan Rural Development Experience and Future Prospects”. After the conclusion of the inaugural ceremony all the participants will move to the NCRD, Chak Shahzad for plenary session. All the remaining sessions of the seminar will continue till 19th August, 2008 for the formulation of their recommendations.-SANA
Federal Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour and Salman Farooqi, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission will chair the concluding session of the seminar.