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ADB provides $197m to Pakistan for rehabilitation of highways

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Pakistan have signed an agreement 197 million loan to rebuild highways and bridges damaged by floods. EAD Secretary Tariq Bajwa  and Werner E. Liepach, Country Director for ADB in Pakistan signed the agreement, said a press release issued on Tuesday. “Pakistan is vulnerable to …

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Schools to get safety framework from March

The Pakistan School Safety Framework, which was being pre-tested as a pilot programme in 68 schools, would be finalised in March, according to an official document. “The pilot programme will be concluded by February 15, 2017 and its findings will contribute towards finalisation of the framework in March 2017,” the …

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Mastung villagers to get 50,000 food packets

The Balochistan Disaster Management Authority DG yesterday said 50,000 packets of foods would be dropped through a helicopter today in five villages of Mastung that stood cut off from the main city after a heavy snowfall. Food shortage arose after a heavy snowfall in Mastung, disconnecting Dasht, Umar Door, Asplanji, …

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GOVT FINALIZES ARRANGEMENTS FOR RETURN OF FATA TDPS

The federal government has finalized all necessary arrangements to complete return of temporarily displaced persons of FATA to their native areas. FATA Disaster Management Authority told our correspondent out of over three hundred thirty six thousand families, more than two hundred seventy-six thousand four hundred have so far returned to …

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Kashmore people sans emergency services

Due to dereliction of duties, mismanagement and corruption, the district administration has completely failed to provide rescue and emergency services to the people of entire district Kashmore. Here a question arises that the people of Kashmore have no right to be protected against emergencies like incidents of fire, floods, earthquakes, …

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Calamitous: Many disaster bodies exist on paper only

A number of ghost district disaster management authorities (DDMA) exist across Pakistan, The Express Tribune has learnt. An official working closely with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said that there are many districts across the country where DDMAs exist only on papers. A National Post Monsoon 2016 Review Conference …

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Govt keeps repatriating TDPs to N Waziristan

Amidst cold weather and with absence of basic amenities, the repatriation of Temporary Displaced People (TDP’s) to different parts, particularly to Mirali Tehsil of North Waziristan is in progress. In connection with its efforts of early rehabilitating of displaced people, the government has decided starting repatriation of tribesmen sheltering in …

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EU supports livelihoods, nutrition in drought-stricken Sindh

The European Union has contributed critical funds to enable livelihoods and nutrition programmes, run by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), to continue in the hardest-hit drought areas of Sindh province in Pakistan. The contribution of nearly US$4.5 million from the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department …

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Repatriation of Tirah IDPs

Despite several assurances from the federal government as well as the Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA), no repatriation plan of thousands of displaced families of Tirah valley in Khyber Agency is announced yet. The government had earlier announced that the internally displaced persons of Fata would be sent back to …

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Severe cold hampering IDPs’ return to tribal areas

The government is set to miss the deadline to take the internally displaced persons (IDPs) back to their homes in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas by the end of December due to severe cold weather in some parts of the conflict-affected region. In addition, the fate of thousands of families …

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