Women, children & peace remembering the martyrs of APS Peshawar

On the eve of the first barsi of APS martyrs, the Foundation criticised the scope and pace of the National Action Plan. “NAP as a consensus policy to counter-terror became possible after our children and others were brutally killed in APS”, said Rashida Dohad. Implementing NAP is a befitting tribute to their memory. Regular public updates on NAP and inclusion of women in negotiating and building peace was demanded. Ms. Bushra Gohar, SVP-ANP, Mr. Jaffer…

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KP Budget FY2015-16 – Prompt Negotiation for KP’s PFC Award Demanded

Prompt Negotiation for KP’s PFC Award Demanded Omar Asghar Khan Foundation Analyzes KPK’s Budget FY2015-16  22 June 2015, Peshawar: Creating an empowered local government is the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s most significant and bold policy intervention in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Its success will depend on effective fiscal decentralization. KP’s local government law stipulates allocating “not less than 30 per cent of total development funds” to local government. An analysis of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s budget for FY2015-16 shows an allocation…

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KP Budget FY2015-16 – Criticizes Government Priorities & Performance

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Budget FY2015-16 - Tehreek Huqooq-e-Hazara Criticizes Government Priorities & Performance  25 June 2015, Abbottabad: Tehreek Huqooq-e-Hazara (THH) has strongly reacted to KP’s Budget 2015-16 condemning the unexplained reduction in development funds for Abbottabad. Of the total development outlay of Rs.174.88 billion, District Abbottabad is allocated only Rs.1.2 billion or 0.69 per cent of the total. This is less than half of the 1.6 per cent, or Rs.2.2 billion, allocated in the preceding year. The…

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KP Budget FY2014-15 – Putting Accountability Last

KPK’s Budget FY2014-15: Putting Accountability Last  23 June 2014, Peshawar: “Putting People First” is the title given to KPK’s budget 2014-15. Its analysis suggests “Putting Accountability Last” may be a more apt caption. The total development outlay for FY2014-15 is Rs.139 billion, of which Rs.100 billion is the provincial government’s contribution and Rs.39 billion is foreign aid. Of the total, Rs.94 billion or 67.42 per cent is placed under “umbrella” or “block” funds. If transparency…

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KP Budget FY2014-15 – Hazara Criticizes Government Performance

KPK’s Budget FY2014-15 - Tehreek Huqooq-e-Hazara Criticizes Government Performance  25 June 2014, Abbottabad: “Putting People First” is the title given to KPK’s budget 2014-15. Its analysis suggests “Putting Accountability Last” may be a more apt caption. The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has pledged improved delivery of health and education as its highest priority. It has allocated Rs.11.21 billion or 8 per cent of the total development outlay of Rs.139 billion to health in FY2014-15. Despite the…

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KP Budget FY2013-14 – Unexplained Allocations, Discretion and Priorities

KPK’s Budget FY2013-14 - Unexplained: Allocations, Discretion and Priorities  26 June 2013, Peshawar: In its maiden budget announced by the PTI-led government in Peshawar on 17 June 2013, allocations made for development are unexplained and appear adhoc. The chronically poor southern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa  (Bannu, DIK, Hangu, Karak, Kohat, Lakki Marwat and Tank) have been allocated a mere Rs.3.6 billion or 4.38 per cent of KPK’s total development outlay of Rs.83 billion for FY2013-14. The…

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