PPAF in collaboration with the Federal, Provincial and District Governments of Chitral, hosted a roundtable on January 11, 2017 in Islamabad. The participants included representatives from all three tiers of the government, the donor community, foreign missions, civil society organizations and the communities from Chitral. Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Planning & Development was chief guest at the event.
In his key note address, H.E. Stefano Pontecorvo, Italian Ambassador to Pakistan spoke about the Italian commitment to Pakistan and development in Chitral. He fully supported the stakeholders’ commitment to sustainable development in Chitral. He was of the view that Chitral today is at a cross-road and has the opportunity to develop a growth trajectory which is relevant and inclusive of its people and their potential. He said he believes that Pakistan will be one of the most leading countries in the next 10 years.
A Chitral Declaration to pledge their commitment to the strong, inclusive, sustainable innovative and resilient economic growth of the district was signed by District Nazim of Chitral and CEO, PPAF. PPAF will subsequently hold a follow-up conference in Chitral with the communities.