Launch of the Human Development Report 2014 - Speech by Marc-André Franche, UNDP Country DirectorSep 17, 2014The issue of vulnerability and resilience is unfortunately well known and interiorized by Pakistanis. This year’s report is thus incredibly important and useful for Pakistan. Indeed conflict with the militancy and other groups, sectarian violence, compounded by natural disasters which include the major earthquake of 2005 and now 22 major floods since Pakistan’s foundation added to the regional tensions and political instability have weakened institutions, blocked reforms, diverted resources and made millions more vulnerable, often those who were already the poorest and most excluded living in areas which are dis-integrated from the rest of the country.
Launch of the Human Development Report-Speech by Richard MontgomerySep 17, 2014I am very pleased to be present at this launch of the UNDP 2014 Human Development Report. I am delighted to represent the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in expressing solidarity with the people of Pakistan, and to support—where possible—work to address the challenges raised in the Report.
Women’s Representation in ParliamentMay 13, 2014Looking at the gender landscape in Pakistan today, in terms of political participation, urgent measures are needed to create a level playing field for women in the electoral process. As I am sure you will all agree, this lingering democratic deficit undermines the quality of Pakistan’s democracy.
Enhancing the Role of Women in Political PartiesMay 7, 2014Here in Pakistan, the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus is making a significant contribution to diminishing the gender deficit. Through their vibrant advocacy initiatives several landmark pieces of legislation on women’s rights have been passed.
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- 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 Yesterday AT 09:19 AM
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