20 July 2017 – Quetta, Pakistan

Population ageing is a global issue now and world is experiencing a demographic transition. Increasing longevity is one of humanity’s greatest achievements. However, Population ageing presents social, economic and cultural challenges to individuals, families, societies and the global community.

Department of Social welfare, Government of Balochistan and HelpAge international organised a Sensitisation workshop here in Quetta on Population ageing and rights of older people. Secretary Social welfare, Muhammad Asghar Harifal who chaired the session informed the audience in the opening remarks that Government of Balochistan has recently approved the Senior Citizen Act now it’s the time for implementation. This should be accelerated. There is also a need of close coordination and collaboration between government and civil society organizations. Older people rights issues are human rights issues. He further emphasized that the senior citizen council should be formed as soon as possible. We all need to work together for a better inclusive society.


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