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25 Sep 2016 description

Islamabad, September 21, 2016: Pakistan and Afghanistan polio teams gathered in Islamabad today to deliberate on common challenges and issues faced by both countries during the course of polio eradication. The meeting agreed on improving the cross border coordination mechanism to fast track progress finish line. The meeting was organized in the backdrop of the recent outbreak in the South KP / FATA and South Eastern Afghanistan Block. Basic objective of the meeting was to review status in the Common polio Reservoirs and joint planning to address the outbreaks.

23 Sep 2016 description
report European Commission

Islamabad, 23 September 2016: The Government of Pakistan has signed a Financing Agreement today with the European Union for the implementation of a 22 Million EUR project titled "Aid to Uprooted People in Pakistan. Additional 12 Million EUR will be provided by the Government of Germany.

22 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • In June 2016, wheat and wheat flour price remained unchanged from May 2016;

  • The headline inflation based on the overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 0.6% from May 2016, and by 3.2% from the same month last year (June 2015);

  • Prices of most non‐cereal food commodities either declined or remained unchanged from May 2016;

  • The Casual labour wage/Wheat flour Terms‐of‐Trade (ToT) average has been slightly improving since the last quarter of 2015 due to stable wheat flour price; and

21 Sep 2016 description
report InterAction

Submitted by Umer Dil on Mon, 09/19/2016 - 9:15am

21 Sep 2016 description

KOT CHANDNA, MIANWALI, 21 SEPTEMBER 2016 – The first girls’ high school in Kot Chandna refugee village in Mianwali district, Punjab opened on Wednesday. The school called “Community Girls Model School No 2” will teach 11 girls aged between 14-16 years old. The girls will be taught by Ms. Aqeela Asifi – the 2015 Nansen Refugee Award winner. Using the Nansen prize fund of US$100,000, Ms. Aqeela Asifi expanded her middle-secondary school to include higher-secondary classes for 9th and 10th grade pupils.

20 Sep 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

Pakistan among top ten countries affected by intense climate events

Erratic weather events more likely

UN report points out curricula without climate change lessons

Pakistan among top 10countries affected by intense climate events

Monsoon season ends, heavy rainfall still expected

Growing drug economy fuelling terrorism in Pakistan

Civil-Military differences hold up CPEC security plan

Pakistan rejects India's allegations of involvement in terrorist attack held in Kashmir

19 Sep 2016 description

As communicated by the Government of Pakistan the deadline for the return of refugees is 31 March, 2017 and 15 November, 2016 for undocumented Afghans . It is expected the pace of all returns will increase after Eid.

19 Sep 2016 description

As, communicated by the Government of Pakistan deadline for the return of Refugees is 31 March, 2017 and for undocumented Afghans is 15 November, 2016. It is expected that the pace of return of refugees and undocumented afghans will increase after EID.

A flash appeal of US$152 million has been launched by the humanitarian community in Afghanistan covering September to December 2016.

18 Sep 2016 description

Peshawar, Pakistan | AFP | Sunday 9/18/2016 - 10:36 GMT

The death toll from a Taliban suicide bomb attack on a mosque in northwest tribal Pakistan has risen to 36, including eight children, officials said Sunday.

The Friday attack targeted a mosque in the Mohmand tribal district bordering Afghanistan where the army has been fighting Taliban militants.

18 Sep 2016 description

Islamabad, September 16, 2016 - Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA Sheikh Ansar Aziz has directed that dedicated human resource for the upcoming polio campaigns be provided on urgent basis.

The direction was given in a high profile meeting to analyse polio campaign status in Federal capital. The meeting was chaired jointly by Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq, Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Polio and Sheikh Ansar Aziz Mayor Islamabad. The meeting deliberated the challenges faced during the preparedness and conduct of polio campaigns in Islamabad and suggested solutions.

17 Sep 2016 description

Peshawar, Pakistan | AFP | Saturday 9/17/2016 - 12:51 GMT

The death toll from a Taliban suicide bomb attack on a mosque in northwest tribal Pakistan rose to 30 on Saturday, officials said.

The Friday attack targeted a mosque in the Mohmand tribal district bordering Afghanistan where the army has been fighting against Taliban militants.

"Two more injured people died of their wounds early today raising the death toll to 30," deputy chief of the Mohmand tribal district administration Naveed Akbar told AFP.

16 Sep 2016 description
report Guardian

A new programme of fortification of everyday foods such as bread and oil is being rolled out in Pakistan in an attempt to tackle chronic and widespread malnutrition.

The food fortification programme, which is backed with $48m (£36m) of funding from the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID), will see nutrients added directly to wheat flour, edible oils and ghee at source in mills and factories.

16 Sep 2016 description

Peshawar, Pakistan | AFP | Friday 9/16/2016 - 19:41 GMT

A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least 28 people and wounded dozens more as they attended Friday prayers at a mosque in a northwestern Pakistani tribal area, officials said.

The bombing took place in the village of Butmaina in the Mohmand tribal district bordering Afghanistan where the army has been fighting against Taliban militants.

"At least 28 people have been killed and 30 others wounded," deputy chief of the Mohmand tribal district administration Naveed Akbar told AFP.

16 Sep 2016 description

By Ashfaq Yusufzai

PESHAWAR: With a high likelihood of becoming polio-free next year, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is facing the challenge of how to counter militant attacks on vaccinators on its soil.

The militants had killed union council polio eradication committee head Dr Zakaullah Khan in Peshawar last week to send a message across that they’re around and thus, terrifying vaccinators to stay away from administering oral polio vaccine against which they spread false propaganda for years.

15 Sep 2016 description

Significant Events. Nothing to Report.

Road Situation (NHA and Respective Provinces). All roads across the Country are clear for all types of traffic.

Railway Situation. Nothing to Report.

Preliminary Losses / Damages Reported. Overall details of losses / damages during Monsoon Season 2016 are at Annex C.

Relief Provided. Overall details of relief provided during Monsoon Season 2016 are at Annex D.

15 Sep 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Abuses, Harassment Force Afghans Home to Danger