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PR No. 294 “The Ministry of Climate Change will continue its support to UNICEF in improving conditions of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Pakistan” Zahid Hamid Islamabad

A meeting was held between Federal Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid and UNICEF   Country Representative in Pakistan Ms. Angela Kearney.

“The Ministry of Climate Change will continue its support to UNICEF in improving conditions of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Pakistan”, Zahid Hamid. He also said that WASH is a provincial matter and provinces should allocate a significant amount in their budget for this sector.

The country representative Ms. Angela Kearney appreciated the Ministry of Climate Change in its support to establish Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Cell at Ministry of Climate Change. She also offered services of UNICEF to Ministry of Climate Change in organizing SACOSAN 7, which will be hosted by Pakistan in early 2018.

Dr. Saima from WASH cell at Ministry of Climate Change briefed the minister about the Menstruation Hygiene working group established with the help of Ministry of Climate Change and UNICEF. She further informed that Health Ministry has been accessed for support and Education Ministry is already very active.

A Photo album was also presented to Minister for Climate Change. The meeting was attended by UNICEF Country Representative Ms. Angela Kearney, Mr. Kitka Goyol Wash Chief at UNICEF, Additional Secretary Mr. Afzal Lateef, and Director General Environment Mr. Irfan Tariq Dr. Saima Wash Cell and Ms. Zile Huma Public Relations Officer.

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