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06 Oct 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

(New York, October 7, 2015) – The Pakistani government should immediately withdraw new regulations that will severely restrict operations by international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) in the country, Human Rights Watch said today. The “Policy for Regulation of INGOs in Pakistan,” announced on October 1, 2015, will worsen the already deteriorating working climate for international humanitarian and human rights groups.

06 Oct 2015 description

UNESCO and the Government of Pakistan are launching a three-year programme aimed at increasing enrolment and improving retention and quality of learning for girls in eight remote districts of Pakistan.

The launch on October 8 will include a recorded message from UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and will be attended by the Minister of State for Federal Education and provincial education ministers as special guests.

06 Oct 2015 description

GENEVA, Oct 6 (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres today appealed to the international community to refocus its attention on Afghanistan, warning that it would be dangerous to ignore the country, and praised Iran and Pakistan for hosting so many Afghan refugees.

06 Oct 2015 description

Afghanistan: The humanitarian situation in Kunduz is deteriorating as fighting for control of the city continues. Aid organisations have withdrawn, after a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital was bombed in an airstrike, killing 22 and injuring 37.

Burundi: At least eight civilians were killed in Bujumbura over the weekend as political violence persists, and people continue to flee. Some 128,000 people are reliant on food assistance: in some of the areas affected by insecurity, food prices are up to 95% higher than average.

06 Oct 2015 description

Over 119,600 families have returned to FATA since March 2015, including both registered and unregistered families. Returns to Kurram started on 1 October, with women and children comprising 69 per cent of the individuals returning. Returns to Orakzai also started on 1 October, marking the first time there have been returns to five Agencies simultaneously. The Government intends to return another 100,000 families during this second phase from September to December.

05 Oct 2015 description
report Alhasan Systems


KP Govt releases Rs170m for Chitral flood, rain victims

Documentary on Margalla Hills Park screened

Pakistan must tackle organic pollutants to avert environmental risks

Pakistan, Turkey unveil natural disaster pact

Would not allow even a shadow of Islamic State in Pakistan:Army Chief

‘Pakistan’s armed forces far better today than ’65, ’71’

Dossiers on Indian sponsored terror in Pakistan handed over to UN: Sartaj Aziz

05 Oct 2015 description

ISLAMABAD, Sept 30, Pakistan (UNHCR) – Life tests student Abdul Khalil, a 30-year-old refugee from Afghanistan, to the limits. Each day, he works between 18 to 19 hours.

He starts at 8:00 a.m. from the university where he studies and finishes at a flooring sheet factory at 3:00 a.m. where he works.

Khalil's family fled their native Kunduz in Afghanistan in 1986 when he was aged one and took refuge in Pakistan's Balochistan provinces. The family later shifted to the provincial capital Quetta after spending three years in a refugee camp.

05 Oct 2015 description

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée calme en septembre. Malgré les bonnes pluies et les conditions écologiques favorables, seule une reproduction limitée a été détectée jusqu’à présent dans le nord du Sahel d’Afrique de l’ouest. Cependant, les effectifs acridiens augmentent progressivement et il se peut qu’il y ait davantage de criquets que ceux observés lors des prospections.

05 Oct 2015 description
map Alhasan Systems

Wet Condition prevailed upper half of the Country.Rainfall across drought hit areas of Sindh terminated drought conditions and part of southwest Balochistan.However,the western areas of Balochistan did not receive any rainfall during the month that has aggravated drought conditions.Moderate drought conditions prevails across western Balochistan comprising Dalbandin,Nokundi,Musakhel,Kharan and adjoining areas.

05 Oct 2015 description


Operational access in Khost has expanded for UN agencies. UNHCR has conducted missions to numerous communities in the past few weeks to gather information on transitional shelter needs, assess gaps in assistance and protection challenges, follow-up with PSN (Persons with Specific Needs) cases and discuss key issues with refugees and host communities.

05 Oct 2015 description

Islamabad, September 29, 2015: In a high profile meeting held here today, Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar endorsed the national plan of switching from trivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (tOPV) to bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (bOPV) in the Routine Immunization schedule of the EPI. “We are moving one step ahead in unison with the global strategy for polio eradication; with the switch from tOPV to bOPV in the Routine Immunization”, said Minister while reviewing the switch plan.

05 Oct 2015 description


ISLAMABAD: A day after Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan unveiled the policy for regulating operations of international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) in Pakistan, over two dozen representatives of different INGOs accessed the newly established online registration site.

It was announced by the ministry of interior on Friday. The ministry said that the welcome accorded to the new policy was encouraging.

05 Oct 2015 description

ISLAMABAD: A new polio case was reported on Saturday from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) — the third in the country in five days.

According to Dr Rana Safdar, chief of the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) for polio, the virus still prevails in a pocket adjacent to Afghanistan and aggressive vaccination campaigns will be launched there.


An official of the National Institute of Health (NIH) told Dawn that an 18-month-old girl of the Frontier Region of Peshawar was confirmed as suffering from the disease.

05 Oct 2015 description


It was Oct 10, 2005 — two days after the earthquake struck — when I reached Manshera with the relief team of the Pakistan Medical Association.

Our first stop was the Kid’s Blood Disease Organisation (KBDO) hospital at Shahnawaz Chowk in Mansehra. There were anaesthetists, gynaecologists, orthopaedic surgeons, general surgeons, physicians and voluntary medical students in our team. Landing at the Islamabad airport, we took a wagon to reach Mansehra, along with the volunteers of the Taraqi Foundation.

04 Oct 2015 description


  • A total of 587 individuals arrived in Obock on 29 September to various transit points of Obock town. They could not reach Obock Port because of fuel shortages. Boats carrying passengers continue to arrive from Yemen.

  • UNHCR and ONARS (the government refugee agency) registered 209 new arrivals (62 families) on 29 September and 138 individuals on 30 September.