The PFP is a cross-party platform to raise parliamentary awareness of issues in population and development. Members of the Senate, legislators from the national and provincial assemblies, and the regional body of Gilgit-Baltistan representing all major political parties attended the meeting.

Zeba Sathar, Senior Associate and Country Director, cited national data to spotlight that the climate crises and recent floods aggravate vulnerabilities of people already marginalized. “More than 22.7 million katcha houses belonged to the displaced population of severely affected areas. Besides women and children, around one million people over the age of 65 are living in severely flood-affected areas and require special care. People living in agri-climatic zones have lost their cattle and crops and have no access to health services,” she said.

Read an article about the meeting in Dawn.

Learn more about the Population Council’s response efforts to the 2022 Pakistan Floods, including data analysis and video reflections.