II Phase of Divisional HQ Level Training on GIS Decision Support System
The reconstruction of Government Higher Secondary School Akbarpura, Nowshera has been completed. American Ambassador Donald Bloom, Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ikramullah Khan, Secretary Education, Director General PDMA, Director PDMA and other senior officials participated in the inauguration ceremony. .
PDMA Parsa managed by USAID reached its flood-affected completion. This flagship project was completed with the financial support of donor agency USAID at a cost of 160 million rupees. The school is spread over 23 canals of land, which includes a two-storied academic block (26 classrooms), three science laboratories, a computer laboratory, a sports hall, an auditorium, an administration block, and lavatory blocks. The number of students in the school is currently 1200. The school provides special attention to the needs of the special children
Provincial Committee for Census meeting was chaired by Chief Secretary Imdadullah Bosal. The meeting was attended by the concerned officials including the provincial census commissioner, additional chief secretary, and administrative secretaries. According to the briefing, the chief secretary instructed to provide adequate facilities to the census staff. He said that all stakeholders involved in the census should take steps to play a meaningful role and that the cooperation between enumerators and respondents is essential for a successful census. He further added that census is a best practice for comprehensive planning, development, and resource allocation and that it will enable access to quality data. The chief secretary was briefed that the census will continue from March 1 to April 1. This is the first digital census in the history of Pakistan. The facility of self-enumeration has also been given to the citizens. The census staff will go door to door and register all individuals and families.
The World Bank’s Country Director, Mr. Najy Benhasin called on Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mr. Ikramullah Khan to review the World Bank portfolio. The meeting was also attended by Secretaries of line departments. Interventions in roads, health, energy & power, tourism, and agriculture sector were discussed in detail. During the meeting, it was agreed to enhance cooperation.
The Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mr. Imdadullah Bosal, chaired a meeting to discuss the development priorities of the province, including merged districts. The meeting was attended by the Additional Chief Secretary, Secretary Planning and Development Department, Secretary Finance, and other relevant officials. The meeting included a comprehensive briefing on the current status of the province’s development portfolio.
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.