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PSC Meeting On The European Union Funded Projects

The Provincial Steering Committee Meeting for the European Union Funded Projects, which aims to promote the rule of law and enhance the criminal justice system in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa held under the chairmanship of Secretary Planning and Development Department, Mr. Shah Mahmood Khan. Mr. Sven Ruesch, Acting Head of Cooperation, European Union, Mr. Knut Ostby, Resident Representative, UNDP, Ms. Meriem El Harouchi, First Secretary, Delegation of the European Union to Pakistan, Ms. Sharmela Rasool, Country Head, UN Women, Ms. Zainab Qaisar Khan, Head of Sub Office Peshawar, UN Women, Mr. Sher Khan, Rule of Law Expert, UN Women, Mr. Waqas Shah, Criminal Justice and ROL Coordinator, UNODC, Ms. Chamila Hemathagamma, Programme Manager Rule of Law, UNDP, Mr. Arshid Jan, Deputy Programme Manager Rule of Law, UNDP and Ms. Caitlin Chittenden, Rule of Law Specialist, UNDP attended the meeting. The progress made in strengthening the provincial rule of law coordination mechanisms and creating gender-responsive environments was discussed, with the goal of improving justice and security services delivery while upholding constitutional safeguards and human rights standards. The Secretary expressed gratitude to EU and UN for their continued partnership in supporting local development, gender empowerment, and rule of law initiatives in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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Meeting on 7th Housing and Population Census

The Provincial Census Coordination Committee, chaired by the Chief Secretary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mr. Imdadullah Bosal, convened a meeting to review the ongoing 7th Housing and Population Census.
The Chief Secretary stressed the importance of effective coordination among all relevant stakeholders to ensure the successful completion of the census exercise. In order to facilitate the public, the date of self-enumeration has been extended until March 10th, 2023.

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Joint Review Meeting on Foreign Funded Projects in KP

A joint review meeting of foreign funded projects and pipeline projects of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa held under the co-chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs Division (EAD), Dr. Kazim Niaz and Additional Chief Secretary, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mr. Ikramullah Khan at Planning and Development Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Secretaries of line departments, representatives of World Bank and Asian Development Bank attended the meeting.
Different activities under the projects, overall progress and status of pipeline projects were reviewed. It was instructed to expedite the ongoing projects and also execution process of committed pipeline projects.

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Result-Based Management Training Under The Auspices of USAID Pakistan

USAID Pakistan funded UNDP’s Planning Support Unit (PSU) and the Planning and Development Department’s Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate collaborated to provide result-based management training workshops to 123 planning staff members from various departments in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Secretary of Planning and Development Department, Mr. Shah Mahmood Khan inaugurated third session of these training workshops, which are intended to enhance project planning, implementation and monitoring.

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Delegation From UNDP Merged Area Governance Programme Met CS KP

A delegation from the UNDP’s Merged Areas Governance Programme, consisting of Programme Manager Ms. Raluca Eddon, Chief Strategic Advisor Mr. Javed Iqbal Khan, Lead Economic Advisor Mr. Musharraf Rasool Cyan, met with the Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mr. Imdad Ullah Bosal, to discuss the ongoing activities and interventions of the Programme. The Additional Chief Secretary, Secretary Home, and Secretary Local Government also attended the meeting.
During the meeting, both sides expressed their commitment to sustaining collaboration towards enhancing public welfare in merged districts through the Programme’s interventions.

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Successful Deployment of PCFMS & ADP System in GB Province

Last year, P&DD KP signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Team P&DD Gilgit Baltistan to provide PCFMS & ADP system to the province of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). After months of hard work and dedication, the systems were finally deployed, and people were trained on how to use them.
During a visit to GB province, P&D KP had the opportunity to meet with the Additional Chief Secretary, who expressed interest in the PCFMS and appreciated the work done by P&DD KP. This positive feedback was a welcome validation of the effort put in by P&DD KP.
The PCFMS & ADP system provided by P&DD KP are an essential tool for managing information in any organization. They help streamline processes, reduce errors, and provide real-time data to decision-makers. In GB province, these systems were put to use in by P&DD.
The deployment of PCFMS & ADP system in GB province was a significant undertaking, and the success of the project can be attributed to the hard work of P&DD KP and the willingness of P&DD GB to learn and adopt new technology. The people of GB province are now better equipped to manage their affairs and make informed decisions thanks to these systems.
In conclusion, the deployment of systems in GB province is an example of a successful partnership between two teams working towards a common goal. The project has set a precedent for future collaborations and serves as a reminder of the importance of technology in modern-day organizations.

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Review Meeting On Northern Bypass and Khyber Pass Economic Corridor

Regarding Northern Bypass and Khyber Pass Economic Corridor, Chairman NHA Captain Retired Muhammad Khurram Agha, Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr. Ikramullah Khan and related departments and field staff and representatives participated in the review meeting. Chairman NHA and Additional Chief Secretary were given a detailed briefing on the progress and current status of the projects.

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PSC Meeting of Pehur High Level Canal Extension Project

The Project Steering Committee Meeting of Pehur High Level Canal Extension Project was held under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary, Mr. Ikramullah Khan. Various activities and components of the project were discussed, and the chair was briefed on the progress made so far.

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KP Government Unveiled Its First-Ever Social Protection Policy

The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa recently unveiled its first-ever Social Protection Policy during a dissemination event organized to promote the policy. The objective of this policy is to extend social protection to poor and vulnerable individuals in the province, providing them with social safety nets to overcome the adverse effects of poverty, unemployment, and marginalization.
Adil Saeed Safi, the Director General (DG) of the Sustainable Development Unit (SDU), Planning & Development Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, welcomed the guests and highlighted the significance of the Social Protection Policy, especially in light of the recent increase in poverty and vulnerability due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy aims to address traditional challenges such as poverty, low human capital, gender gaps, unemployment, and marginalization that have persisted and even intensified despite the government’s increased focus on poverty alleviation through economic growth and redistribution.
Safi expressed his gratitude to FCDO/SNG, GIZ, and ILO for their assistance throughout the process of developing the policy.

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5th PSC Meeting on The Regional Infrastructure Fund

The 5th Project Steering Committee Meeting for the Regional Infrastructure Fund was held under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Mr. Ikramullah Khan. Representatives from concerned departments and KfW (via video link) attended the meeting, where various interventions under the project were discussed in detail. These interventions include drinking water supply schemes, sewerage and drainage systems, roads, and suspension bridges in Districts Nowshehra and Haripur. During the meeting, the importance of meeting deadlines for each activity and following targets diligently was emphasized, and the team was directed to do so.

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