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Education Rankings 2016: Punjab tops, Balochistan and FATA lag far behind

Education Rankings 2016: Punjab tops, Balochistan and FATA lag far behind

Only 52% of government schools in the country have access to all four basic facilities which include toilets, boundary walls, electricity and drinking water, reveals the survey ISLAMABAD  – Pakistan District Education Rankings 2016 claims that Islamabad, Chakwal, and Kotli districts are on top of the list whereas Qila Abdullah, Dera Bugti, and Lakki Marwat at the bottom. Report also ... Read More »

Security situation improves in Kurram but humanitarian support needed

Report highlights Livelihoods and Food Security of FATA Returnees

“It is a sign of your bravery and strength that you have survived these past hard years, and that you are now ready and willing to return to your areas. The international community is committed to helping you to return, recover and develop” said Neil Buhne ISLAMABAD – Kurram Agency is witnessing stable security situation in both areas of return and recently de-notified ... Read More »

Japan contributes $16 million for FATA returnees, Afghan refugees

Afghan children in a refugee camp in Pakistan. Photo by Sebastian Rich Photography

The US$ 16 million grant will support the returnees to FATA as well as education, livelihoods and vocational training opportunities for Afghan refugee youth in Pakistan ISLAMABAD – The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$16 million in total to the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UN World Food Programme ... Read More »

Army chief inaugurates Hospital, announces opening of College in NW

COAS Gen Raheel Sharif interacted with tribal elders and recently returned IDPs in North Waziristan

Army to remain in North Waziristan till return of displaced persons During his recent visit to North Waziristan Agency, Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif, inaugurated a hospital and also announced the construction of a cadet college in North Waziristan. General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited North Waziristan Agency (NWA) where he spent his day with troops ... Read More »

US Ambassador visits Peshawar, pays tribute to terrorism victims

US Ambassador visits Peshawar, pays tribute to terrorism victims

Ambassador calls on leaders of the region and pays tribute to victims of terrorism PESHAWAR (Pakistan) – In his first trip to Peshawar, American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale held a meeting with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s provincial leadership and paid his respects to victims of terrorism in the province, including students and teachers at the Army Public School. Ambassador Hale called ... Read More »

At least 20 killed, 30 injured in Parachinar market bombing

Parachinar is the capital of Kurram tribal region and the largest city of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan

KURRAM AGENCY (Pakistan) – At least 20 people were killed while and 30 wounded when a bomb ripped through Parachinar area of Kurram Agency on Sunday. The death toll is expected to rise after the explosion in market in Parachinar because of high casualty. The market was filled with a large number of people who were buying second-hand winter clothes. ... Read More »

Report highlights Livelihoods and Food Security of FATA Returnees

Report highlights Livelihoods and Food Security of FATA Returnees

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – As families return to their homes in FATA region, there is an urgent need to tackle livelihoods and food security situation in the region to support the returnee populations’ sustainable path to stability and prosperity, experts highlighted at a seminar. To offer better understanding on livelihood and food security in FATA, a report has been launched recently ... Read More »

Families returning to FATA to benefit from USAID-UN projects

Report highlights Livelihoods and Food Security of FATA Returnees

PESHAWAR (Pakistan) – As thousands of internally displaced person from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) begin their journey back home following the end of military operations, they need help to rebuild their livelihoods and communities. The recent project by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partner organizations aims to ensure that early recovery is included as part of a humanitarian ... Read More »

UN chief appreciates Pakistan’s efforts, assure to support return of IDPs

(L to R) - Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Pakistan Neil Buhne, Director of OCHA Operations John Ging, Political Agent Khyber Agency Shahab Ali Shah

Islamabad – A UN Humanitarian Affairs chief visited Pakistan to discuss the response required from the global community to support the return of country’s displaced population to their homes. The Director of Operations for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) John Ging met with the Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Mr. Sardar Mehtab Khan, and ... Read More »

Japan supports project for development of agricultural sector in FATA

Japanese Ambassador, Mr. Hiroshi Inomata, and FAO Representative, Mr. Patrick Evans, sign agreement for agricultural development in FATA.

ISLAMABAD – The Government of Japan has agreed to fund the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to implement a project worth about 5 million USD (approximately 507 million PKR) for the recovery and development of the agricultural sector in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan. The agreement was signed in Islamabad by H. E. ... Read More »

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