Govt to ensure transparency in all activities undertaken for flood reconstruction, Ayaz

Islamabad: Donors Coordination Steering Committee Meeting for Coordination Regarding International Assistance for Flood Relief Activities.

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, chaired the Donors Coordination Steering Committee post Geneva conference at the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
The meeting was attended by the Ambassadors of Azerbaijan, Denmark, Japan, Republic of Korea and Qatar, Chairman NDMA, United Nations Resident Coordinator and representatives of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Europe Union (EU), World Bank (WB), International Monetary Fund (IMF), European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (EHCO), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FDCO), French development Agency (AFD) and Head of Development Cooperation, Embassy of Germany.

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq welcomed the participants and thanked them for their support extended to Pakistan during the recent Geneva Conference. He assured that the government is committed to ensure transparency in all activities undertaken for flood reconstruction and rehabilitation. He also referred to constitution of an “International Partners Support Group (IPSG)” as discussed in the Geneva Conference for oversight and coordination.

The idea was appreciated by all participants who agreed with the need of enhanced coordinated between government and donors and also between development partners for planning activities accordingly.
The Secretary Economic Affairs shared details of the pledges and stated that further clarification was being sought. Federal Minister for Economic Affairs thanked the development partners for their continued support and stated that meeting will be held as required upon the request of members of the Donor Coordination Steering Committee.