Islamabad, 4 March, 2015: The Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms of Pakistan signed today an agreement for US$ 11.6 million with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support implementation of key governance reforms at federal and provincial levels. UNDP would contribute US$ 7 million whereas the Government of Pakistan's share is US$ 4.66 million.
Karachi, February 27, 2015 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), AmanTech, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) signed an agreement to work together to improve access to and quality of vocational training.
QUETTA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced on Thursday a Rs5 billion development package for Quetta and said that funds should be spent on building roads, improving sanitary system and cleaning the city.
During a briefing, the prime minister directed the provincial government and Wapda to prepare feasibility report for the construction of dams in the drought-hit areas of Balochistan. Funds to the tune Rs30bn would be given for the purpose and international donors would be asked for assistance, he added.
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Mr. Khana Mir is an elderly person displaced from North Waziristan Agency to district Bannu due to military operation. He is father of 3 sons and 2 daughters. Two of his sons are affected by polio virus aging 32 and 35. His third son is daily-wage laborer in the local market.
Mr. Khana Mir works as a security guard in a restaurant and earns 8000 PKR per month. Besides this he receives monthly food ration assistance from World Food Program. Government and other humanitarian organizations have also supported his family.
Subject: SITUATION REPORT As of 03.02.2015
Total NADRA verified TDPs 94255
Total families data sent to NADRA 119436
AYMENT OF PRIME MINISTER’S PACKAGE (RS. 20,000RAMZAN PACKAGE, 12,000 FOR FOOD AND 5000 FOR NFIS)
HOH PKR (Mil)
Total HOH sent to Zong 64433 1996.701
Total SMS sent by Zong 63494 1969.470
Payments drawn 63132 1959.348
HCT - Strategic Planning 2015 for Food Security in KP/FATA
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.