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Planning Ministry extends submission deadline for Development Leader Awards to March 16

Islamabad, March 13, 2023 (PPI-OT): The Ministry of Planning Development and Special Initiatives has extended the deadline for submission of entries for Development Leadership Award (DLA) till March 16 while providing more opportunities to the applicants. The decision was taken amid to provide maximum opportunities to the candidates. Earlier, the last deadline was February 25. However, it has extended to March 16. The initiative DLA was taken by the Planning Ministry to mark the celebrations of 75 years of independence.

The key objective of these awards is to honour Pakistani citizens and overseas Pakistanis who have contributed significantly to the socioeconomic development of Pakistan. The DLA will be given to outstanding individuals in recognition of high achievers, emerging leaders and overseas Pakistanis in specific fields which include teachers, researchers, public policy experts; business owners; investors; startups ‘social enterprises, philanthropists; social activists; journalists and others.

Under the awards, three main categories were established which includes high achiever (over 35 years’ age), emerging leader (under 35 years’ age) and recognizing accomplished overseas Pakistanis. A high powered ‘DLA Evaluation Board’ – comprised of intellectuals, practitioners, professionals, and policymakers – will evaluate the submissions and forward recommendations to the Prime Minister Office.

It is noted that since the government came into power in April last year several initiatives have been taken for the development of the country particularly for the youth and DLA is one of the initiatives to recognize the contribution of people in respective fields.

Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal in his message reiterated that the government is committed to take such initiatives by recognizing the services of citizens in different fields. Those citizens who have contributed to the country’s development must be rewarded, said the minister, while urging the citizens to register themselves for these awards.

For more information, contact:
Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives
“P” Block, Pakistan Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9209442
Fax: +92-51-9201777
Email: webmanager@pc.gov.pk
Website: https://www.pc.gov.pk/

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