LAHOR (PR) – Under the ambit of APNA Pakistan (Advocacy for Population and National Advancement) campaign, the first meeting of the Core Working Group on Health, Population and Development was held in Lahore on 26th February, 2013. The meeting was organised as a follow up to the non-partisan forum titled “Across the Aisle” held during December, 2012 to bring together political leaders, health and population experts and religious scholars on one platform to build consensus on the need for promoting comprehensive reproductive health on the national agenda regardless of political and ideological affiliations. This non-partisan forum was concluded with the pledge to create a core working group from amongst the participants tasked with formulating a policy framework at the national level to address these challenges.