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  • Press Coverage 2011:Press coverage about the SEPLAA Foundation:Web Coverage‘SEPLAA’s Share in the Flood Relief Campaign’ , KarachiDigest:


  • Press coverage 2010:
  • The News, 15th February, 2010’150,000 Thalassemia Cases inPakistan’: News, 9th May, 2010Thalassemia Day Seminar:

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    The Nation, Published: August 22, 2010

    LAHORE– Everyone is trying to collect funds for the flood affected people but very few are creating something of value out of nothing. The SEPLAA Foundation, a health, environment and social reform think tank, launched a unique campaign to collect water for the flood victims called the ‘SEPLAA Recycled Water Bottles for Flood Victims Campaign’ here on Saturday at their Lahore Office.
    According to a press release, the SEPLAA team and volunteers are collecting clean empty Nestle/ Gourmet/ Pepsi/ Coke plastic bottles at their DHA Lahore office and at other designated areas. SEPLAA Foundation President Mrs Ammara Farooq Malik said that according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) close to 3.5 million children in the flood-affected areas of Pakistan are presently at high risk of contracting fatal diseases carried through contaminated water and insects.
    “Our team at SEPLAA will wash these bottles again and fill them with filtered or boiled water to be delivered to flood affected families.
    The water will be safe to drink and will at least be useful for maintaining personal hygiene. The campaign may also save many children and adults by providing low cost bottled water, safe for transportation even to remote areas and which will help prevent the spread of water borne diseases.”
    Mrs Malik maintained that, “Even being able to wash hands periodically can help prevent infections and disease.
    The people in the affected areas are forced to drink contaminated water and have to live in unhygienic conditions. People who still do not have a roof over their heads can benefit immensely from this water that can be dispatched to remote areas.”
    Responding to a question as to who would deliver these bottles, she replied that SEPLAA would deliver several such bottles when we deliver relief goods in Muzaffargarh and Kot Addu. The rest we will give to the army as they can cover remote areas, she added.
    With the schools and universities now reopening in Lahore, the campaign is going to focus on young students to act as volunteers to help collect these bottles.
    The campaign has simultaneously been launched inKarachi andIslamabad to help the flood victims, the environment and the health of the poorest people.


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    The News, Thursday, September 09, 2010

    AN NGO, Seeds of Education, Policy and Legal Awareness Association (SEPLAA), has been running a unique campaign to collect water for the flood victims titled “Recycled Water Bottles for Flood Victims Campaign” in addition to continuing relief efforts for the flood victims.
    The campaign was simultaneously launched in Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
    According to a press release here on Wednesday, the NGO, a project of SEPLAA Foundation – a health, environment and social reform think tank – is collecting through its team and volunteers empty but clean plastic bottles of water and cold drinks for recycling purposes in order to make use of them and provide clean drinking water to the flood victims.


    November 2010:

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    The Nation, Published: November 21, 2010

    LAHORE– The SEPLAA Foundation organised a two-day event entitled ‘the SEPLAA (Seeds of Education, Policy & Legal Awareness Association) Talent of Pakistan’ at the Ali Institute and distributed awards in various categories.
    The theme of the event was ‘Hope in Pakistan: Innovation, Creativity and Skill Development’ while the speakers included Ahmad Qureshi, Uzma Manzar, Ali Qazilbash, Ahmad Rafay Alam, Fizza Haider and Ammara Farooq Malik, the CEO of the foundation.
    In the ceremony, the best website award was given to ‘’ and best blog to ‘’
    Similarly, the Youth Parliament of Pakistan was awarded for best flood relief efforts.
    Special features of the awards ceremony included a speech of renowned singer Abrarul Haq while the foundation also launched SEPLAA (Seeds of Education, Policy & Legal Awareness Association) Magazine in addition of launching ‘Health Awareness Greeting Cards’ on the occasion.
    On second day, the event focused on the exhibition of the foundation’s work and display of the winning entries.
    The CEO and the team of the foundation thanked all the volunteers who participated in the event.


    Legal Fraternities of India and Pakistan join hands for peace

    The News, 22nd December, 2010

    By our correspondent 
    NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD: A high-powered delegation of Indian jurists is to visitPakistan this week, as part of a remarkable initiative of the legal fraternities ofIndia andPakistan to bridge the gap between the legal communities of the two nations and to create a common platform to improve legal education and human rights.

    For the first time, all the national law schools ofIndiahave come together to work with their Pakistani counterparts via “The Jurists”, the collective corpus of the law schools. The maiden event to mark the official beginning of this unique partnership is scheduled from December 22-27 atIslamabadandLahoreat a convention titled “War for Socio-Legal Peace: The twin Crisis betweenIndiaandPakistan”.

    A 10-member delegation fromIndia, including the Solicitor General of India Gopal Subramanium will represent the Bar Council and theNationalLawSchoolsat this event, which the Aman ki Asha peace initiative of the Jang Group and The Times of India Group is pleased to support.

    Speaking on behalf of Aman ki Asha, Shahrukh Hasan, Group Managing Director Jang Group, said: “These are just the sort of initiatives that will help clear misperceptions between our two countries.

    “Conferences such as these are also indicative of the people’s desire for peace and harmony and will broaden the base for this constituency.”

    “This event marks the beginning of a new era of mutual cooperation and collective efforts between the legal fraternities ofIndiaandPakistanwhere they will jointly address the socio-legal problems of the people of both nations,” said Siddharth Nayak, Executive Manager, The Jurists.

    “The objective is to provide a platform for legal cultural exchange and knowledge cooperation.”At the conference, delegates will deliberate on policy making and sign MoUs between the legal entities ofIndiaandPakistanfor opening up of the portals for legal education and to unite the talent and intellect of both nations to obtain outstanding results in the field of law and human rights.

    “The highlight of the visit will be a meeting between the Indian delegation and the heads and students of leading law schools ofPakistanon December 24 to concretise the plans of better cooperation between the legal communities on both sides. They will sign MoUs on various topics related legal ties,” said Advocate Raghav Awasthi, a founder of The Jurists and the initiative’s national coordinator forIndia.

    The Advisory Panel of The Jurists includes Gopal Subramanium (Solicitor General, India, Chairperson, Bar Council of India), Shanti Bhushan (Former Union Law Minister, India), Asma Jahangir (President, Pakistan Supreme Court Bar Council), KTS Tulsi (Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India), Ammara Farooq Malik (CEO, Founder, Seeds of Education Policy and Legal Awareness Association (SEPLAA), Mumtaz Mustafa (Vice-Chairman, Punjab Bar Council, Pakistan) and Dr Colin Gonsalves (Founder Director, Human Rights and Law Network). Their details are available at the website

    The vice chancellors of India’s premium law colleges constitute the Academic Council that will look into the legal academic projects of The Jurists

    The event is the combined result and effort of eight organisations: The Jurists, Human Rights and Law Network (HRLN), SEPLAA, JAAG welfare Movement, South Asia Partnership, Action-Aid, Bar and Bench and Lex Witness.

    NOTE: The visit of the Indian delegation toPakistan was postponed due to visa issues.


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