Day 1 (14-Jul-2023)

...Only when communities become invoved are families managed, spacing comes into effect and women are respected.
(HCJP Umar Ata Bandial)
14-Jul-2023 04:56 PM

...the first step towards contributing towards a cause is to become simple yourself. Your personal simplicity generates the surplus to contribute to the cause. We need community service and community involvement and thats how through public and private partnership the issues can be tackled. We must bring in education and particularly vocational training and skill based education
(HCJP Umar Ata Bandial)
14-Jul-2023 04:56 PM

Depleting natural resources, slower economic growth rates, rising unemployment and lower levels of higher education are looming threats in the face of a large proportion of youth. ...The world population has reached 8 billion this year and Pakistan with a population of 240 million, is home to almost 3% of it.
...The impetus for organizing this Conference to track the progress and brainstorm to plan for future with solutions to achieve the international commitments that Pakistan is a signatory to including FP2030, ICPD and Sustainable Development Goals.
...population is not only a burden, but a hidden potential. It brings opportunities and possibilities, however, tapping this opportunity in form of human capital takes effort and planning.
(Ms. Riffat Inam Butt)
14-Jul-2023 04:24 PM

This conference is very important. It has been designed to see the accountability of what has been done before the conference and looking at the issues in the future.
…census and data needs to be supported. discussion about the census is going to be the most effective tool for the political growth in terms of engagemen
(Dr. Luay Shabaneh)
14-Jul-2023 04:43 PM

...It is not a question of population control, it is a question of prioritising what needs to be done by way of planning on a holisitic scale, the resources and education, the population and how to convert your population into an asset.
(HJ Ijaz Ul Ahsan)
14-Jul-2023 05:10 PM

The Human Capital Review published by the World Bank indicates the status of our human capital investments and the status of how people are affected by it. Population growth, the choices married couples make and governments make are at the heart of it.
(Ms. Shahnaz Wazir Ali)
14-Jul-2023 05:20 PM

population is a multi-sectorial issue and it needs a multi-sectorial and integrated approach to be solved.
...All departments should work together for collective growth. Its a waste of resources when departments work separately.
(Dr. Sabina Imran Durrani)
14-Jul-2023 05:26 PM

Support of ulema is crucial for the success of family planning program.
(Ms. Nyla Altaf)
14-Jul-2023 06:00 PM

There is a need for comprehensive population and development policies and family planning programs may not be solely effective.
...Population policies in Pakistan should effectively harness human resources.
(M. Jalal Abbasi)
14-Jul-2023 07:27 PM

Political leaders and the common man should be comfortable in using the term family planning and work in this regard.
...Young people need to be integrated into the system and partnership have to stricken between all stake holders, including the courts. Big picture has to be visioned by the stake holders.
(Dr. Samukeliso Dube)
14-Jul-2023 07:44 PM

You need data to be the best in class. I see date, but I do not see people using data.
...Let us normalize discussions about family planning, encouraging open dialogue and awareness.
(Dr. Monica Kerrigan)
14-Jul-2023 07:53 PM

Day 2 (15-Jul-2023)

...Pakistan's demographic potential, embodied in its youthful population, presents a unique opportunity for socioeconomic development
(HJ Amin Ud Din)
15-Jul-2023 09:35 AM

...Demographic trends is a critical area because 60% of Pakistan’s population is below 30 years of age and can be a huge asset if right investments are made.
(Dr Sania Nishtar)
15-Jul-2023 09:40 AM

Family planning must be a national, sustainable, cross-sectoral politically and finically supported agenda at both federal and provincial levels.
...The obsession of having a male child must end! As because of it, the number of children per family keeps increasing.
(Mrs. Samina A. Hasan)
15-Jul-2023 09:56 AM

One of the first outcomes of this Conference should be the reaffirmation that we are still within the realm of catching up with other countries. There is nothing drastically different in Pakistan but what is different is the effort, funding, and consensus surrounding the issue of family planning.
...Strength is in the quality of our youth, labour force, education, and empowerment of women and girls who will change our society.
(Dr. Zeba Sathar)
15-Jul-2023 10:16 AM

Pakistan has made some progress with regards to population and other indicators. The real issue is not the lack of progress but our pace of progress.
...Family planning programme needs a multi-sectoral approach, as it is a comprehensive and multi-functional task, which means that the department of health, population welfare, education, and religious affairs have to be involved.
...The primary problem is not the lack of resources allocation but the inefficient and ineffective use of the resources available.
...Promoting gender equality in education, labor force participation, and job opportunities is equally important. By implementing these strategies, we can create an enabling environment for the demographic dividend, ensuring equal opportunities and sustainable development for all.
(Mr. Rafiullah Kakar)
15-Jul-2023 10:33 AM

Translate the youth bulge into a demographic dividend by investing in their quality education, health, and skill development.
...The whole discourse and mindset around family planning and gender stereotyping in Pakistan has to change through employment, education, behaviour, and our mindset if we are to make an impact.
(Dr. Durre Nayab)
15-Jul-2023 10:57 AM

The effect of the drastic disparity between economic and population growth is apparent from the low quality of life and scarcity of essential resources faced by a majority of the population of Pakistan. It is the responsibility of the State to safeguard and ensure the fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution of Pakistan.
(HJ Muhammad Ali Mazhar)
15-Jul-2023 12:19 PM

The issue is not population, nor lack of resources, the issue is the equitable use of resources to address the matter of population.
(Dr. Amjad Saqib)
15-Jul-2023 12:29 PM

The future of this country is going to be set by those between 19 and 29 years old. If every Pakistani is lined up, 2 out of every 3 will be under 30 years old.
...There are essentially three levers that change the direction of young people which are the three Es: education, employment, and engagement.
...Health + Wealth + Knowledge = Human Development
...Give me washrooms and give me transport and I will get you women in the workplace – these things are a matter of dignity.
(Dr. Adil Najam)
15-Jul-2023 12:45 PM

Social inclusion leads to social integration and social cohesion ensuring rights, justice and dignity.
(Mr. Arshad Rashid)
15-Jul-2023 01:09 PM

UNDP has created a fund for climate change mitigation and adaption for Pakistan.
(Mr. Amir Khan Goraya)
15-Jul-2023 01:35 PM

Laws change and policies change, but changing the mind-sets of people is the greatest challenge.
(Mr. Shehzad Roy)
15-Jul-2023 01:48 PM

Women comprise an essential pillar in climate change and can make Pakistan a resilient country.
(Ms. Diene Keita)
15-Jul-2023 03:15 PM

The road ahead is long and challenging but it is achievable, if we invest in our women.
...Population management is not about controlling individuals but enabling their enjoyment of basic fundamental rights.
(HJ Ayesha Malik)
15-Jul-2023 03:19 PM

...Gender equality is not just about fairness, it is a facilitator for sustainable development because it unlocks the potential of half the population.
...When we speak of women's rights, their right to education or healtheare, their right to participate or the right to take decisions, they are not asking for a privilege or concession - it is their basic right, which paves the way for an inclusive and equitable society. So it's time to enforce these rights, it's time to make our women a part of the solution.
(HJ Ayesha Malik)
15-Jul-2023 03:19 PM

Three important components of women’s empowerment are education, employment, and their agency.
(Ms. Khawar Mumtaz)
15-Jul-2023 03:25 PM

It is alarming that 18.9 million women in Pakistan are married before the age of 18.
...Women’s rights are not an aspiration but fundamental necessity to the progress of a country.
(Dr. Palitha Gunarathna Mahipala)
15-Jul-2023 03:35 PM

Unjust norms, attitudes, values and socially constructed barriers against women persist and are translated into our institutions.
(Ms. Shahnaz Wazir Ali)
15-Jul-2023 03:50 PM

The decision maker needs to put women in decision making places.
(Ms. Fouzia Viqar)
15-Jul-2023 04:11 PM

We need to address norms and mindsets.
(Ms. Fouzia Viqar)
15-Jul-2023 04:14 PM

When we give veneration to past traditions, equating them to the Quran and Sunnah we limit the possibility of bringing about change.
(Mr. Asif Ifthikar)
15-Jul-2023 04:24 PM

When we give veneration to past traditions, equating them to the Quran and Sunnah we limit the possibility of bringing about change.
...Unless we invest in human rights, we cannot have resilient societies.
(Dr. Rubina Ali)
15-Jul-2023 04:40 PM

Balance and Organization are the best way to deal with population.
(Dr Qibla Ayaz)
15-Jul-2023 05:08 PM

...A window has been opened in the last two days through the Conference for the government to make laws and policies that promote population management for the welfare of the society and for public interest.
(HCJP Umar Ata Bandial)