Archive Talk: In the name of Development by T2F

The construction of the new city on Dingi and Bundal islands on Karachi’s coast would affect the region as well as deprive thousands of local fishermen of their means of income. This can cause further destruction to the sea. Islands also happen to be bordered by thousands of hectares of mangrove forests. If we are not even able to manage our existing city should we look into ways for building a new one on islands? What will be the effects on ecology, environment and socio economic conditions of indigenous people in the region? Join us for a detailed discussion amongst the experts and stakeholders.

About the panelists:
Karamat Ali :
An eminent labour and development activist for the last four decades, Karamat Ali is the founding member of Pakistan Institute of Labour Education & Research. He is also founding member of various local and regional networks like Pakistan Peace Coalition, Pakistan-India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy and South Asia Labour Forum. He has been a part of labour and peace movements in Pakistan and has played a key role in linking up these movements with regional and global counterparts.

Muhammad Ali Shah:
Mr. Muhammad Ali Shah is a university graduate with proven track record of political activism. He has inbuilt sound qualities of leadership. He started his career as the political activist during his education. Being actively involved in the activities of socio-political issues of marginalized segments of society, he has a keen eye on such issues. He inherits fishing profession from his parents therefore plays a pivotal role in the betterment of his community. He established a social movement of fishers of Pakistan in May 1998 i.e. the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) and was elected as the first Chairperson of the PFF.

Dr. Nuzhat Khan:
Dr. Nuzhat Khan has over 26 years of Research, Management and Administrative experience while working with National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Karachi, Pakistan. During his tenure as DG, NIO, she has been actively involved in National & International Research and Development Program at NIO involving Management, Conservation and Sustainable Development of Ocean Resources and Coastal Zone Management.

Danish Rashdi:
Danish Rashdi is the Program Coordinator at International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Date: 9th June 2021
Time: 8:00PM
Location: Online Premiere
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