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. Legal framework: The legal system in FATA is defined in the Frontier Crimes Regulations (FCR) and most laws concerning the criminal justice system in the rest of Pakistan do not apply to FATA. All civil and criminal cases in FATA are decided in line with the FCR. Each agency is administered by a PA who performs the roles of an executive, judge, revenue collector and chairman of the agencies' councillors. The tribes are governed through their Maliks. The Malik position is either hereditary, a titlegranted by the PA with the consent of the Governor or selected by the tribes, or even elected. The PAs provide money, infrastructure support and other incentives to Maliks for maintaining law and order in their areas through jirgas. FATA is divided into two administrative categories: protected areas are the regions under the direct control of the government and administered by a PA through FCR. Unprotected areas (almost 70 percent of the entire FATA) are administered indirectly through Maliks and FCR is applied indirectly through Maliks/tribes under the collective punishment c l a u s e o f F C R . The PA/government sanctioned jirgas/local councils settle most disputes, and only major disputes are referred to the PA. Jirga/council members are selected by the PA and the FCR does not require the PA to abide by the tribal councils' decisions Read more: http://bit.ly/1SbKldt 3 hours ago
- H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands encourages the development of a favourable environment for digital financial services and promotes access to financing for small enterprises. She also highlighted the importance of closing the gender gap in financial inclusion. #Pakistan w/ United Nations - Pakistan Embassy of the Netherlands in Pakistan Kashf Foundation Photo: UNDP Pakistan 4 hours ago
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