UNDP participates in an investigation of the causes of drought in BalochistanSep 15, 2015The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Quetta office today conducted a provincial assessment steering committee (PASC) meeting which recommended that formulation of a provincial drought mitigation policy for Balochistan was a key priority. This was the third and final meeting to assess the risk of drought in Pakistan, as part of UNDP’s Disaster Risk Reduction in Pakistan project, and was held in collaboration with the Balochistan Provincial Disaster Management Authority and the Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS). The meeting was also attended by representatives of provincial departments and United Nations agencies.
PAYMENTS PROGRAMME FOR EBOLA RESPONSE WORKERSMay 18, 2015
Important Reforms Made in Cantonment Board ElectionsApr 29, 2015Another critical step in the realization of decentralization and local government was taken on 25 April with the conduct of cantonment board elections. The cantonment board polls are now the second group of local elections to take place following the conduct of local bodies’ elections in Balochistan. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will hold elections on 30 May, and elections in Punjab, Sindh, and the FCT should take place soon after.