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President promulgates ordinance to establish NCHD.


July 20, 2002 - The Daily JANG


ISLAMABAD, July 19: President General 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 main objective of the National Commission for Human Development is to promote human development with the help and assistance of NGOs and elected officials at grassroots level. With the establishment of the Commission, the government will also streamline its programmes and activities in the sectors of primary education, literacy, income generating activities and basic health care service.

The 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 amongst the members.

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