Abortion Rights in Pakistan by T2F


This program was previously held at T2F in 2019 when there was no threat of COVID and is being aired again for our audiences*

There is widespread silence and lack of clarity concerning the topic of abortion in our society, since it often gets equated with the taboo subject of sexual morality.

Join The Second Floor for a talk at T2F to understand the social, medical and legal views on abortion in Pakistan, while deconstructing the misconceptions and social stigma that are attached to it.

About the Panelists:

Asif Aslam (Moderator): is public health physician by training, he did his MBBS from the Dow Medical College, Karachi in 1984 and Masters in Public Health with concentration in International Health from the Harvard University, USA in 1988. From 1994 to 2014, he served as the Health and Nutrition programme Officer at UNICEF, Karachi with primary responsibility of planning, monitoring and managing Maternal and Child health related interventions in collaboration with the government and NGOs.

Dr. Yasmeen Qazi: is a Medical Doctor with a vast experience in public health field. She has received management trainings from New York, Australia and Germany. She is a well-known Reproductive Health Expert in the country and has remained an active Advocate for women’s health issues through her association with civil societies for more than 25 years. She has served as an Expert on Task Force of various policies and programs and work closely with Donors and NGOs on Reproductive Health matters, in country and internationally.

Dr. Nusrat Shah: is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU).

Dr. Agha Xaher Gul: a physician and public health practitioner addressing the issue of the reproductive and sexual health of women and men to help them adopt healthier options so they lead a better life in future.

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