Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy nominated as SAARC Goodwill Ambassador for HIV/AIDS

Tennis player Aisamul Haq has been approved as an alternate nominee.


Ppi July 27, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has been nominated as the Saarc Goodwill Ambassador for HIV and AIDS from Pakistan, while Tennis player Aisamul Haq has been approved as an alternate nominee.

The approval of the nominations was granted by Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on a summary moved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Saarc Secretariat has invited one or two nominations from each member state for the appointment of Saarc Goodwill Ambassador for HIV and AIDS.

The practice of honorary appointment of a Saarc Goodwill Ambassador for HIV and AIDS has been in place since 2008 as part of the work plan for the Saarc regional strategy on HIV/AIDS. The Saarc Council of Ministers confers this honorary title to leading well-known figures in the region.

Indian actress and social activist Shabana Azmi and Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Teran Jayasuriya have served as Saarc Goodwill Ambassadors for HIV and AIDS for the period 2008-2010.

Obaid-Chinoy’s documentary Saving Face, featuring acid attack victims in Pakistan. The film won an Oscar award as well as the Saarc Film Festival 2012 Award.

Tennis player Haq is a National Goodwill Ambassador of United Nations Development Programme as well as a Youth Ambassador of Pakistan Red Crescent Society.

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COMMENTS (8)

saad aziz | 8 years ago | Reply

all the one's saying that she should have made a film on other issues,we should see in the mirror,the film is what is going wrong in pakistan,all the other issues are not ours,the first priority should be to to erase your problems, than worry about what is going wrong in other places,the palisestine is not our problem in first place nor kashmir is, it can only be solved by mutual understanding between pakistan and india and regarding drones strikes, documentries have been made but we as humans can cot do anythingregardihng that instead of protesting,acid throwing is somewhat common in pakistan and is due to illetracy or mindset of illetrate people,that is in our capacity to control, worry about what is wrong with you,than go on being a judge for others problem , we as a nation need to be critic of ourselves more,Kudos to Sharmeen Obaid for making it

U | 8 years ago | Reply

@Ali:

Jealous??? You are more than welcome to highlight cause of Acid Victims and AIDS patients. There are still many more victims groups that you can step up for, help and highlight. That will make you famous too!!

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