Islamabad, Pakistan: Our Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) and the Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS) jointly organised the first virtual “Parliamentary Roundtable on Migration from Pakistan” on 19th March 2021. The event brought together 12 participants from the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (MOPHRD), Parliamentary members from the standing committee of the Senate of Pakistan and the National Assembly, civil society and subject experts.
The discussion brought forward several recommendations – including that parliamentarians should collaborate with the MRC to raise awareness on migration in their home communities. As public figures and ambassadors of their communities, their voices are well received and acknowledged. This workshop also aimed at providing capacity building to parliamentarians in the field of migration. This was the first in a series of workshops, each aimed at different target groups and topics.