Islamabad, 15 July, 2023 (GNP): Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Umar Atta Bandial, called for the effective implementation of laws and policies that promote population management in the country.
Speaking at the concluding ceremony of the two-day national conference titled “Resilient Pakistan: Calibrating Population and Resources” in Islamabad, he emphasized the need to enforce relevant laws and policies to safeguard fundamental rights.
Chief Justice Bandial highlighted the crucial role of the courts in ensuring the enforcement of these laws. Furthermore, he expressed satisfaction at the significant participation of women from various fields of life in the conference, recognizing the indispensable contribution of empowered and educated women to the development of society.
He further emphasized the importance of protecting women’s rights to life, health, education, and decision-making to empower them further.
The comprehensive two-day conference featured thematic sessions where legal and human rights experts, academia, and civil society representatives critically assessed the progress made in population management in Pakistan and the future course of action in this regard.
Moreover, the discussions encompassed vital interconnected topics, including women’s empowerment, the enforcement of fundamental rights, and international perspectives on population growth.
The conference served as a platform for meaningful dialogue and knowledge exchange among stakeholders. Participants reviewed the existing landscape and deliberated on strategies to address population-related challenges effectively.
The conference also recognized the need for a holistic approach that integrates population management with other crucial aspects of development.
Chief Justice Umar Atta Bandial’s call for the implementation of population management laws and policies resonates with the collective aim of building a resilient Pakistan.