“I believe we have a responsibility not only to our contemporaries but also to future generations – a responsibility to preserve resources that belong to them as well as to us, and without which none of us can survive. That means we must do much more, and urgently, to prevent or slow down climate change. Every day that we do nothing, or too little, imposes higher costs on our children and our children’s children. Of course, it reminds me of an african proverb the earth is not ours but something we hold in trust for future generations. I hope my generation will be worthy of that trust.”
Kofi Atta Annan
BOOK LAUNCH IN KARACHI
March 4, 2018; Karachi: Nisar A. Memon launches his book “Insight into the Senate of Pakistan” The launch venue was N.J.V. School where the Senator went for his schooling. The proceeds of the Book launches in Islamabad and Karachi were contributed to N.J.V. School. The meeting was addressed by former Pakistan Federal Minister and Senator Javed Jabbar, former WB Economist Tariq Husain , former Chairman WAPDA Syed Raghib Abbas Shah, Minister of State & Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme MNA Marvi Memon, former Sindh Chief Minister and Speaker of Sindh Assembly Senator Muzaffar Hussain Shah, representative of Youth Ms Haneen Moosa with a poem, and the author Nisar A. Memon.
Haneen Moosa Poem can be viewed at …………………… https://youtu.be/exdMwGXZI2UBes
Book providing insight into Senate launched
Published in Dawn, March 5th, 2018 …………………….
“This book is all about national security because national security is not just about conventional security we talk about, ie defence and defence protection. In addition to this, the water sector, the environment, climate, economics and social contributors also form part of the national security of Pakistan,” said Mr Memon.
This book also charts the hopes and expectations Mr Memon has of the leadership of the country. “I would like to discuss and engage with the leadership of the country, debate with them as well as work with them to achieve the dignity of our people and strengthen the institutions of Pakistan,” he said.
‘Clash of institutions breeds chaos and there is no value in it.’
“A long, overdue contribution to the relatively limited literature by parliamentarians on parliament in Pakistan,” said former senator Javed Jabbar about the book. He hailed the publication as a reflection of Mr Memon’s exceptional degree of sincerity, intelligence, and an analytical and constructive approach to the Senate and its issues.
“It is a genuine attempt to strengthen and embolden the institution of democracy, an institution that is very important for the federation of Pakistan,” he said.
“The Senate is the political custodian and an elected institution and this book contributes a useful wealth of experience and suggestions. It is a combination of specially written text for this book as well as verbatim quotes from speeches that senator Nisar Memon delivered. It reinforces the critical role of parliamentary committees a number of which he has served.”
Mr Memon’s daughter Marvi Memon, who has served as the chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Programme and a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan since 2013, was also present at the book launch. She spoke about how the book was relevant to the recent Senate elections.
“We, the future politicians of Pakistan, should be able to make positive contributions to parliamentary democracy and make a difference. The new generation can learn a lot from his book. My father’s book demonstrates that his thought process for the state, the country, the flag, is much higher than any political considerations,” she explained.
“Wealth in diversity and tolerance is a lesson my father has taught me which is greatly needed in this country. Clash of institutions breeds chaos and there is no value in it. Parliament is all about consensus building and that is something Insight into the Senate of Pakistan talks about.”
Senator Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah, who was re-elected in the Senate election held on March 3, also spoke at the launch and recalled his decades long association with Mr Memon; he lauded his untiring efforts to carve a place for himself in the political arena of Pakistan.
Senator Shah said that in any position of power, when part of the executive branch of the government, senator Memon made significant contributions be it in the field of water, environment, literacy, defence and security or climate change. “His book provides insight into how the Senate works,” he explained.
Former chairman of Wapda Raghib Shah and Tariq Husain, who has worked at the World Bank for 30 years in public policy formulation and implementation, also spoke at the event.
Published in Dawn, March 5th, 2018 Haneen Rafi
BOOK LAUNCH in ISLAMABAD
February 17, 2018; Islamabad: Nisar A. Memon launches his book “Insight into the Senate of Pakistan” The meeting was addressed by former Pakistan President & Chairman Senate Wasim Sajjad, Shoaib Sultan Khan, Chairman Rural Support Program, MNA Marvi Memon, Minister of State & Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme, Iftikhar Ullah Babar former Secretary Senate, Hanan Abbasi President National Youth Assembly and author Nisar A.Memon.
The book review comments have been made by: Sartaj Aziz Deputy Chairman Planning Commission; Farooq Naek former Chairman Senate; Sardar Masood Khan President of AJK; Roshan Barucha former: Senator & Balochistan Minister and Waqar Masood former Finance Secretary.
US must exercise caution in relations with its longtime ally
Article by Nisar A Memon published in Pakistan Observor January, 2018 ……………………………………………………………….. See full article under News / Nisar
August 1, 2017; Islamabad: Nisar A Memon article ‘Pakistan’s Water Security’ published in Pakistan Observer today.
August 1, 2017; Islamabad: Water Environment Forum releases its 1st WEF Brief Paper on Water Security …………………. See under News/WEF
August 1, 2017: Islamabad Water Environment Forum launches new Website, Blog, Twitter, Facebook …………….See under News/WEF
July 25, 2017: Islamabad Nisar A Memon article published in daily Pakistan Observer on Water Security ……………………. See under News / Nisar
July 2017; Karachi: Nisar A Memon speaks to SOUTHASIA monthly magazine on Kalabagh Dam……………. See under News / Nisar
March 2017; Islamabad: Proceedings Report of WEF National Conference on Water and Environment: Sustainable Development in Changing Climate .……………………….See under Reports
December 2016; Karachi: Nisar A Memon writes on Future of Food Security in SOUTHASIA monthly magazine…….. See under News / Nisar
December 8, 2016; Islamabad: Nisar A Memon at SDPI ‘s 19th Sustainable Development Conference on theme of ‘Envisaging
the Future Together’. Addressed on ‘Regional Cooperation in the light of Paris Climate Agreement’ .……. See under News / Nisar
November 2016; Karachi: Nisar A Memon’s interview on Kashmir published in SOUTHASIA monthly magazine……… See under News / Nisar
November 28, 2016; Peshawar: Nisar A Memon at National Conference on Thinking Climate Change Adaptation in Water and Farming with Conference theme of THINK-ADAPT at Climate Change Center, University of Agriculture, Peshawar. Addressed on ‘Climate change impact on Water Governance & Security’
November 26, 2016; Islamabad: Nisar A Memon at International Association of Lions Clubs Islamabad on the occasion of Charter Presentation Ceremony to Leo Club.
November 18, 2016; Faisalabad: Nisar A Memon at International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture in Pakistan jointly organized by U.S. – Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Agriculture and Food Security University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Pakistan and University of California, Davis, USA. Addressed on “Need of LTRES* under Climate Change Scenarios.”
*Long Term Research Experiments
WEF Conference Day 3- 19th October, 2016: Federal Climate Change Minister addressing the Conference
WEF Conference Day 2 – 18th October, 2016: Conference Speakers with Federal Minister for Food Security & Minister of State Chairman BISP
WEF Conference Day 1 – 17th October, 2016: Participants with Federal Minister of Information, Broadcasting & Heritage
WEF Conference on Climate Change was held as planned from 17th to 19th October 2016 in Islamabad.
June 1, 2016 Inauguration of South Asia Groundwater Forum, Jaipur by lighting a candle by each country._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
June 2016, Jaipur; South Asia Groundwater Forum Pakistan delegation with Rafik of World Bank from left to right 1st row: Shahid, Laila, Zakir, Rafik, Nisar, Ali, Hina and in 2nd row: Riaz, Arif, Hammad, Nawaz.
Delhi 12-13 May, 2016: Nisar A Memon addressing Plenary Session of Indo-Pak Track II dialogue on building climate resilience, energy water resilience and disaster risk reduction.
Nisar A Memon chairing session on enhancing water resilience and climate change adaptation
The Delhi Declaration of Track II Dialogue.
May 2016, Karachi; Pakistan Society for Training and Development (PSTD) celebrated its 50 years with a theme of ‘Rethink, Reimagine‘
Nisar A. Memon, former President PSTD in a group photo with people recognized for their contribution by the current President Aamir Niazi
Former Federal Minister of Information, Nisar A. Memon, invited by the Government of Kingdom of Morocco to Africa, South-South Cooperation at Crans Montana Forum, Dakhla from 17th-22nd March, 2016.
Nisar attends Mountain Future Conference in Kunming, China from 1st to 4th March 2016.
Feb 2016: Nisar visits Bhutan with ICIMOD management and later attends Indus Basin Forum in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Nisar A Memon with Speaker of Assembly of Kingdom of Bhutan and in next picture with former Prime Minister & Agriculture Minister.
August, 2015: Indus Forum Scientific Meeting in Qingdao, China
March 2015 Group photo at South Asia Water Initiative (SAWI)- Indus Basin Forum Conference at Lahore.
Islamabad 2016: Reception for Grand Mufti of Al-Aqsa Mosque by Ambassador of Palestine H.E. Mr. Walid Abu Ali.