Karachi—Institute Of Business Administration (IBA) in collaboration with Population Association of Pakistan (PAP) held the inaugural session of the 17th annual population research conference at the Jahangir Siddiqui Auditorium, IBA city campus, Karachi.
The opening remarks were made by Dr. Ali Muhammad Mir, Associate & Director Programs PAP, who thanked everyone in the audience for being a part of the conference and introduced all the esteemed guests.
The welcome address was given by Ms. Shahnaz Wazir Ali (S.I.), President Population Association of Pakistan, who started by welcoming the keynote speaker Dr. Zaiba Sattar, Country Director Population Council. She continued by thanking Dr. Farrukh Iqbal on behalf of the executive members of the executive council of PAP, for giving them the opportunity to hold the conference at the splendid ‘state of the art’, City campus, IBA. She continued by talking about how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’S) are critically linked to the population dynamics of our country. She ended by thanking all the partners of the conference for putting in their efforts.
After her departure, the cohost Dr. Farrukh Iqbal, Dean and Director of Institute of Business Administration (IBA) came on the stage. He said, “Today let me take this opportunity to welcome you all to IBA to what looks like the most promising conference.”
Later Dr. Zeba A. Sattar, opened the presentation by talking about ‘The Centrality of Population Dynamics for Achieving the SDG’S. She mentioned how unfortunate it is that the issue of gender inequality hasn’t improved in Pakistan and the likelihood of larger household fall into the criteria of poverty rather than the smaller household.
Building on that momentum, Dr. Hassan Mohtashami, representative of UNFPA Pakistan spoke about population dynamics in Pakistan.