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Commission for human development to be set up....

July 20, 2002 - The Daily DAWN

ISLAMABAD, July 19: President Gen Pervez Musharraf on Friday promulgated an ordinance to establish National Commission for Human Development to implement various programmes and projects in the social sector in collaboration with philanthropists.

The objective of the commission is to promote human development with the help and assistance of NGOs and elected officials at grassroots level.

Through this commission, the government also intends to streamline its programmes and activities in the sectors of primary education, literacy, income generating activities and basic health care service.

President shall be the patron-in-chief of the commission and it will also include a chairman to be appointed by the president and five members, including a representative of ministry of finance to be appointed by the president on the recommendation of the chairman.

All the provinces will also be given due representation in the commission and gender equality will be ensured among the members.

The main office of the commission will be at Islamabad while sub-office can be set up in the provinces.

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