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UNDP helps build a green future for a remote village in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

For as long as he could remember Haji Asmatullah had led a simple life with just enough earnings to support his family in his remote village of Zangikhel, in district Lakki Marwat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa…  


Bringing fresh drinking water to a small town

It is difficult to perceive — the thought of walking for miles each day to search for a source of fresh drinking water. It’s an eerie contrast to how an average person residing in an urban centre…  


Paving the way to better education in Balochistan province

Coping with poverty and marginalisation has been a way of life for residents in the remote town of Bagan Baba, in Jaffarabad district, Balochistan province. For seven-year-old Shama, a resident of…  


Relief packages help vulnerable families get through the winter

As a child, Zia-ul-Haq (34) contracted polio. In his remote village of Chota Bizote in Orakzai Agency of Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), high quality medical care was difficult…  


FATA’s women-headed households

At ten years of age, Rahat Khan has no memory of his home in remote Orakzai Agency, in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), before it was swept by insecurity. In 2009 when he was…  


Vulnerable displaced families helped to rebuild homes in FATA

“We are living in abject poverty,” he says plainly. “I am always worried about my grandchildren. I am old and injured. It is very difficult for me to provide for them without asking others for…  


Water channel reduces village tensions in Swat

For generations, the people of Manglawar village in Swat district, north-western Pakistan, had relied on agriculture for their income. The land was fertile and it was located only three kilometres…  


A new road brings uncountable benefits for Swat women

In the highly male dominated society of Swat district in Pakistan’s northwest, women’s need for mobility is often underestimated. Nor are their voices heard when they demand their right to access…  


Overcoming disability to build new livelihoods

When Masta Jan was a child, he contracted polio. After recovering from the severe illness, he discovered that he could not walk unaided. Living in Khyber Agency in Pakistan’s Federally Administered…  


App brings election information at the swipe of a finger

On National Voter’s Day, 7 December 2017, Mr. Mamnoon Hussain, the President of Pakistan and Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan, Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan, Election Commission of Pakistan…  

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