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The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s global efforts to end extreme poverty, deliver the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) and tackle a wide range of global development challenges. The UK’s focus and international leadership on economic development is a vital part of Global Britain - harnessing the potential of new trade relationships, creating jobs and channelling investment to the world’s poorest countries. Throughout history, sustained, job-creating growth has played the greatest role in lifting huge numbers of people out of grinding poverty.
GoP votes to merge FATA into KPk
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LAHORE, Pakistan - 5 July 2018: Over 300 adolescent boys and girls coming from all parts of Pakistan convened at the outskirts of the city of Lahore for the launch of UNICEF’s menstrual hygiene campaign ‘#NoChutti’ earlier this week. The launch was held on the sidelines of the 17th Young Leaders Conference hosted by the School of Leadership.
Empowering our Women
Karishma clearly remembers the first day of training at Roshni Rehabilitation and Welfare Organization: she was sitting behind a sewing machine with 15 other women, some with disabilities and some having children with disabilities. However, all of them had an eager spark in their eyes to learn the art of stitching and embroidery over the next three months.
Various federal and provincial initiatives support menstrual hygiene management (MHM) in schools; the National water, sanitation and hygiene in schools (WinS) Strategy, Baluchistan WinS Strategy and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa WinS Strategy all refer to MHM in WinS. Appropriate curricula together with teacher training are needed at provincial level.
Agencies implementing MHM as part of WinS are demonstrating lockable, girl-friendly toilets, including water taps, soap and disposal facilities like waste bins or incinerators for sanitary materials.
KARACHI: At least sixty-four people majority of them were women have died in Karachi due to heatstroke and heat fatigues since Saturday evening, confirmed Fasial Edhi.
These 64 bodies were received on just 02 Edhi mortuaries- Korangi and Sohrab Goth. Number of deaths can be higher, Edhi told
Mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country. However, rain-thundershower with gusty winds is expected at a few places in Malakand division, upper FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan, said met office in its daily weather report.
• Future climate projections for Pakistan show an increase in temperature throughout the country and a decrease in rainfall in the monsoon belt, which is mainly arid and semi-arid.
These changes will directly affect agricultural productivity and drive increasing numbers of people out of rural semi-arid areas, unless alternative economic opportunities are provided in villages.
Islamabad – 15 May, 2018: The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) will provide £ 17.25 million to the United Nations (UN) in Pakistan to implement a five-year (2018-22) programme, AAWAZ II, which will Empower and Protect Pakistan’s Youth, Women, Girls and Boys who are too often exploited and too often left behind.