NSPP holds policy dialogue to deal with internal migration
LAHORE – Speakers at the two-day policy dialogue on ‘Internal Migration: Issues and Recommendation’ have underlined the need for corrective measures to deal with the governance challenges posed by internal migration to the already strained economic and social resources of Pakistan. The policy dialogue was organised by the Executive Development Institute of National School of Public Policy (EDI-NSPP) for capacity building of senior professionals from public and private sector. Over 40 participants including academicians, civil servants, police officers and private sector representatives from across the country attended the session. A team of eminent professionals conducted the course in which case studies of Urban Unit, Punjab and some foreign countries were presented by national and international experts. The participants discussed in detail the internal migration in context of gender, family and employment, impact of internal migration in context of Baluchistan and Sindh, social impact of internal migration from a law enforcement perspective, and lessons from Covid-19 and healthcare of migrants. The speakers included Dr Nizamuddin, Dr Nasir Javaid, Mr Victor Lutenco, Mr Thomas Martin Ernst, Ms Peppi Kivinemi-Siddiq, Dr Fareeha Zafar, Dr Raheela Saad, and others. In his welcome address, NSPP Rector Dr Ijaz Munir said that EDI mandate was to provide workable platform to public and private sectors to collaborate in finding out workable solutions to multifarious issues at hand.