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Partners meeting on EQ and FloodsDec 10, 2015The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa convened an international partners’ dialogue to seek collaboration on the early recovery frameworks for areas affected by the October earthquake and flooding in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province. The framework was developed with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and presented at a workshop hosted by the KP Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and UNDP. The frameworks were presented by Mr Amer Afaq, the Director General of PDMA’s Provincial Reconstruction, Rehabilitation & Settlement Authority. The chief guest was Mr Pervez Khattak, Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
- Our latest issue of Development Advocate focuses on the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in an effort to include #FATA formally into the national polity and serve Pakistan's development interests. Your comments on this issue of DAP are welcome below. Civic and political participation The pressing current and immediate challenges faced by the people of FATA are numerous, but many merit particular mention. Until 1996, the tribal people did not have the right to vote. An electoral college of around 35,000 Maliks, lungi holders and elders were allowed to vote. It was only in 1997 elections that the the people of FATA got the right to elect their representatives. FATA has now 12 representatives in the National Legislative Assembly and eight members in the Senate of Pakistan. The Political Parties Act was recently extended to FATA in 2011. Unfortunately, it was too little and too late in terms of local political empowerment. Traditional governance systems in FATA have been eroded with the waning of authority of the political administration and Maliks, due to the Taliban insurgency resulting in a , governance vacuum. Therefore, the major challenge is to introduce and enforce such a political/governance system in FATA, which is in accordance with the aspirations of tribal people as well as the established principles of governance in today's world. It is time for integrating or mainstreaming FATA the rest of Pakistan. The common with tribal people can no longer be kept alienated from mainstream politics. Read more: http://bit.ly/1SbKldt 12 hours ago
- H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands arrives in #Pakistan on a three-day visit today in her role as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA). She is visiting Pakistan in support of the implementation of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy. Pakistan launched this strategy in May 2015, in order to increase access to financial services by all Pakistanis, especially the poor and those who are traditionally marginalized in the formal financial system. Photo: Copyright UNDP Pakistan/Tabinda Siddiqi 18 hours ago
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