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25 Jul 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12925
24 JULY 2017

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Liu Jieyi (China):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place in Lahore, Pakistan on 24 July, which resulted in more than 80 people killed or injured, for which the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan has claimed responsibility.

25 Jul 2017 description

1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. All rivers are flowing at Normal levels except; River Indus at Kalabagh, Chashma, Taunsa & Guddu and River Kabul at Nowshera which are at Low Level. Details at Annex A.

25 Jul 2017 description

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai

QUETTA: A five-day anti-polio campaign began in Quetta, Pishin, Qila Abdullah and Mastung districts of Balochistan amid tight security on Monday.

Health workers and other staff members will cover 127 union councils of the four districts during the campaign.

“Nearly 800,000 children will be administered polio drops,” said Syed Faisal Ahmed, chief coordinator of the provincial emergency operation centre.

24 Jul 2017 description

SG/SM/18624
24 JULY 2017

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Lahore, Pakistan, today and calls for those responsible to be brought to justice.

The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes full recovery to those injured. He supports the efforts of the Government of Pakistan to fight terrorism and violent extremism with full respect for international human rights norms and obligations.

24 Jul 2017 description

1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. All rivers are flowing at Normal levels except; River Chenab at Marala, Khanki & Qadirabad at Low to Medium and River Indus at Tarbela, Kalabagh, Chashma & Guddu, River Jhelum at Mangla and River Kabul at Nowshera which are at Low Level. Medium Flood with Sharp Peak of High Flood is expected in River Chenab at Marala. Low to Medium level flows are expected in the Nullahs of Rivers Ravi & Chenab. Details at Annex A.

24 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • In June 2017, the average retail price of wheat and wheat flour decreased by 0.1% and 1.1%, respectively; the price of rice Irri-6 negligibly increased by 0.01% and the price of rice Basmati slightly increased by 1.6% from the previous month (May 2017);

  • Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) negligibly decreased by 0.4% from May 2017, whereas it has increased by 3.93% from the same month last year (June 2016);

24 Jul 2017 description
  1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. All rivers are flowing at Normal levels except; River Indus at Tarbela, Kalabagh, Chashma & Guddu and River Kabul at Nowshera which are at Low Level. Details at Annex A.

24 Jul 2017 description

Amin Ahmed

ISLAMABAD: The Euro­pean Union (EU) will provide €60 million for improving nutrition in Sindh. The EU assistance will also align and actively support the ongoing ‘Accelerated Action Plan for the Reduction of Stunting and Malnutrition’ in the province.

An agreement to this effect was signed on Friday by the EU Ambassador in Pakistan, Jean-Francois Cautain, and Economic Affairs Division Secretary Shahid Mahmood. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar was also present at the event.

24 Jul 2017 description

1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. All rivers are flowing at Normal levels except; River Indus at Kalabagh, Chashma & Taunsa, River Kabul at Nowshera,
River Jhelum at Mangla and River Chenab at Marala, Khanki & Qadirabad which are at Low Level. Details at Annex A.

23 Jul 2017 description

Border controls prevented Afghan students from attending school here. But a special ID card has made it possible again.

ALI AKBAR

For years, eager students from Afghanistan have crossed the border into Pakistan each morning to attend school here, returning to their homes every evening.

But that was before Islamabad began to implement tighter controls along the porous Pak-Afghan border to check the cross-border movement of terrorists.

23 Jul 2017 description

Millions of Pakistanis depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. With almost 80 percent of the country’s area consisting of arid or semi-arid land, however, much of Pakistan’s agricultural land is vulnerable to desertification - the process by which arable land becomes desert due to drought, deforestation, inappropriate agricultural practices, the effects of climate change, or a combination of all of these. As Pakistan’s population grows and the effects of climate change take hold, desertification has become a major source of concern for the country’s fragile ecosystem.

22 Jul 2017 description

QUETTA: Four years after the devastating earthquake in Awaran district, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif sent a cheque of Rs132 million to Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri to help 550 graduates and interns from the district.

During his visit to Awaran following the earthquake in 2013, the Punjab chief minister had pledged to help the government of Balochistan in upgrading the Awaran Hos­pi­tal, build a park and offer inte­rnship opportunities for 550 graduates from the district.

22 Jul 2017 description
  1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. All rivers are flowing at Normal levels except; River Indus at Kalabagh, Chashma & Taunsa, River Kabul at Nowshera and River Ravi at Balloki which are at Low Level. Details at Annex A.

21 Jul 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Duniya Aslam Khan – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the pilot launched this week of the Pakistan government’s programme to register undocumented Afghans living in the country, currently estimated between 600,000 to one million.

This significant step will help regularize the stay for many Afghans at a time when return to their home country may not be possible.

21 Jul 2017 description

Map Showing Villages/Areas identified at the Discharge of 2 Lac Cs From Marala HW to Khanki HW (Description: Light Blue is Chenab Flood Plain, Pink Color is Inundation at 2 Lac Cs)

21 Jul 2017 description

Map Showing Villages/Areas identified at the Discharge of 2 Lac Cs From Qadirabad HW to Chiniot Bridge (Description: Light Blue is showing Chenab Flood Plain, Pink Color is showing Inundation at 2 Lac Cs)

21 Jul 2017 description

Map Showing Villages/Areas identified at the Discharge of 2 Lac Cs From Khanki HW to Qadirabad HW (Description: Light Blue is showing Chenab Flood Plain, Pink Color is showing Inundation at 2 Lac Cs)

20 Jul 2017 description

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10. NDMA Recommendations.

j. PDMA Punjab Only. Please ensure following:-(1) Considering possibility of moderate rainfall with isolated heavy falls over Upper Catchments of Rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi & Sutlej as predicted by FFD, vulnerable communities along Nullahs of both rivers be sensitised for requisite measures. In case of any flooding situation in such Nullahs, immediate information be shared with all stakeholders especially NEOC.

20 Jul 2017 description

Introduction

  1. The Operational Manual for the Pakistan Humanitarian Pooled Fund (PHPF) is issued by OCHA on behalf of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) and endorsed by the Advisory Board to set the general direction and programmatic focus of the Pakistan Humanitarian Pooled Fund (hereafter “PHPF” or “the Fund”), which was previously known as Emergency Response Fund (ERF).