National Centre for Dispute Resolution (NCDR) in collaboration with the World Bank and Forum of Pakistan Ombudsman conducts a two-day workshop to train 22 advisors and senior officials of the wafaqi and provincial mohtasibs. The training focused on conflict resolution through the art of mediation. Former Justice Saiduzzaman Siddiqui, former chief justice of Pakistan distributed the certificates among the participants today at the NCDR office in Karachi.
Ebrahim Saifuddin, Chief Operating Officer of NCDR and principal trainer led the team of trainers to train the members nominated by the Forum of Pakistan Ombudsman. The project was funded by the World Bank and aims to facilitate access to justice to the people of Pakistan. The 22 members trained under this project will implement mediation as a time-efficient means to reach amicable settlement between disputants.
NCDR, formerly known as Karachi Centre for Dispute Resolution has been operational since 2007 when it was first established with the approval of the High Court of Sindh and financial assistance of International Finance Corporation, a World Bank Group. Despite no longer being supported by any government or private group, NCDR has managed to provide free of cost mediation services to the deserving people of Pakistan and has carried out a number of pro bono training programmes for religious scholars.-PR
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