Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy nominated as SAARC Goodwill Ambassador


Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has approved the nomination of Ms. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Journalist and Documentarian as principal nominee and Mr. Aisam Ul Haq, Tennis player, as alternate nominee, from Pakistan which would be conveyed to SAARC Secretariat for appointment of one of them as SAARC Goodwill Ambassador for HIV and AIDS. It may be mentioned here that the SAARC Secretariat has invited one or two nominations from each member state for appointment as SAARC Goodwill Ambassador for HIV and AIDS. The practice of honorary appointment of 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 upon leading well-known figures in the region. Ms. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, is a Journalist and Documentarian and the winner of Oscar Award as well as SAARC Film Festival 2012 for her documentary “Saving Face”. Mr. Aisam Ul Haq, is a Tennis player and National Goodwill Ambassador of United Nations Development Programme as well as Youth Ambassador of Pakistan Red Crescent Society.