ISLAMABAD: Rehabilitation and reconstruction projects started in the wake of the 2005 earthquake have not been completed yet because of shortage of funds.
This was said by an official of the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (Erra) at a meeting of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan held at the Parliament House on Monday with Malik Ibrar in the chair
PESHAWAR: The internally displaced persons of Khyber Agency on Monday staged a sit-in outside the Governor’s House on Sher Shah Soori Road to demand end to military operation in their area, a comprehensive financial package, early repatriation, and the opening of Bara Bazaar.
They warned they won’t return to their homes until security was provided to them, their destroyed houses were rebuilt, and local schools, hospitals, government offices and Bara Bazaar were reopened.
SPEEN QABAR (BARA): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan on Monday said the repatriation of the people displaced from Bara would begin after February 15 as most parts of the tehsil had been cleared from militants.
He also said Rs850 million had been released for the restoration of electric supply and rehabilitation of schools, health units, roads and streets in Shalobar area ahead of the return of local displaced tribesmen.
USAID/FFP commits $30 million to the UN World Food Program (WFP) to support food assistance activities in Pakistan
USAID/OFDA responds to humanitarian needs in NWA through the Responding to Pakistan’s Internally Displaced (RAPID) fund
Poliovirus vaccination campaigns target previously inaccessible areas of FATA
In 2013-14, DFID’s programme was £253 million
400,000 girls have received stipends to help them go to school since 2009.
36,000 classrooms will be constructed in Punjab and Khyber Paktunkhwa and 90,000 teachers trained.
GIRLS AND WOMEN
10,000 community midwives have been trained and over 70 midwife schools constructed or renovated since 2009.
By Ashfaq Yusufzai
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jan 12 2015 (IPS) - At 46, Naseema Nashad is starting her life over, not out of choice but out of necessity. The Afghan woman was just 25 years old when Taliban militants stormed Kabul and her family was forced to flee to neighbouring Pakistan to escape what they knew would be a brutal regime.
Balochistan’s economic development has always been a massive challenge. The province is rich in important natural resources such as minerals, and is known for its agriculture, livestock and fisheries, but the province has never been able to take full advantage of these resources.
Peshawar, Pakistan | AFP | Friday 1/9/2015 - 13:48 GMT
Schools in the restive northwestern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will re-open on Monday, an official said, after an extended break following a brutal Taliban assault which killed 150 people, the country's deadliest-ever attack.
Provincial Information Minister Mushtaq Ghani told AFP that "all the necessary security measures" have been taken for 35,000 educational institutions, including schools, colleges and universities to re-open on January 12.
ISLAMABAD: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun projects to improve livelihoods and reduce communities’ susceptibility to disasters in Tharparkar, Sanghar and Mirpurkhas districts of Sindh, thanks to a grant of US$2.78 million from the government of Australia. Around 13,200 families will receive cash payments for participation in disaster risk reduction activities.
ISLAMABAD: The United States Congress has notified a $532 million civilian assistance package for Pakistan under the Kerry-Lugar Act, said US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard G Olson during a meeting with Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar.
An official statement issued here on Monday said that Olson discussed with the minister the breakup of assistance being given for different sectors such as energy, defence against terrorism, economic growth, community building, education and health.
MIR Peer Jan, an elder in the area, was observing the construction of a home in Malaar town when I approached him. Silently he gestured all around him, pointing to the changes since the earthquake last year. “Ninety-seven deaths were reported from our union council [UC] alone,” Peer Jan said of Malaar, which falls under Teertej, one of the six badly affected UCs of Awaran district.
Tackling extreme poverty in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday gave go ahead to initiate rehabilitation of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from northwestern tribal areas once those are completely cleared of terrorists.
The decision was taken during a high level security meeting chaired by the premier in the wake of the successful completion of targeted operation in Fata.
Update includes the following:
ISLAMABAD, 7th December, 2014 (WAM) -- Launched on 12th January, 2011, on the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and with the continuous follow-up of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, UAE PAP, Project to Assist Pakistan, has the aim of helping Pakistan overcome the consequences of destructive torrential rains by rebuilding the infrastructure.
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Partnership will improve livelihoods of 200,000 IDPs in FATA
Matthias Weingart, the director of Cooperation Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Pakistan, and Marc-André Franche, UNDP Pakistan country director, signed an agreement for US$1.05 million to improve the living conditions and livelihoods of 200,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and the IDP hosting communities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
There are 1.38 million people displaced as of 25 November across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). In June 2014, new security operations in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) resulted in the displacement of over 450,000 (verified) people to neighbouring districts of Bannu, Hangu, Tank and Dera Ismail Khan.
Pakistan hosts almost 1.5 million registered Afghan refugees – still the largest protracted refugee population globally. Since 2002,
UNHCR has facilitated the return of 3.8 million registered Afghans from Pakistan.