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PCLS Lahore Seminar – 5 December, 2019

On 5 December, 2019, PCLS organized a high-level Seminar in collaboration with the Environmental Sciences Department of UVAS (University of Veterinary Sciences). Chief Guest Justice Jawad Hassan, Barrister Nudra Abdul-Majeed, Advocate Feisal Naqvi, Advocate Rafay Alam, Senior Counsel Bilal Soofi and Dr. Qamer Shahid led an intellectual discussion on the Water crisis in Pakistan.

 

The Seminar was based on two key documents;

  • PCLS inaugural lecture: “Water Disputes in the 21st century: A crisis with Pakistan in the Forefront” delivered by International Law Specialist, Barrister Mr. Samuel Wordsworth QC; and
  • The Islamabad Declaration; an initiative of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

 

The Discussion along with the impact of Indus Water Treaty also addressed the water calamity challenges and proposed practical solutions for efficient management of limited water resources.

 

Audience participated actively in the Panel Discussion and included representatives from the Indus Water Commission, SGS Pakistan, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Sindh Water Board, Punjab University Environmental Sciences Depts, UVAS Environmental Sciences students, Environmental Specialist, Engineers and lawyers.

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