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PECN lauds KP’s determination on free transportation services for feminine college students



PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Training Champions Community (PECN) has lauded the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa authorities determination to offer free transportation services to feminine college students in province.

In response to a press launch issued right here on Wednesday, the KP authorities not too long ago introduced free transportation services for feminine college students.

KP Chief Minister Mehmood Khan accepted free transportation for feminine college students attending any public sector college within the province to extend the literacy charge among the many women. Many ladies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province had been discouraged from persevering with their schooling annually due to the lengthy distances between their houses and colleges and the dearth of inexpensive transportation choices for them to journey.

Initially, the PTC (Mum or dad-Trainer Council) fund can be utilized for the pilot challenge in distant areas of the province, in accordance with the main points offered by the Elementary and Secondary Training Division (ESED).

In 2022 Ladies Parliamentary Caucus (WPC) by a advice paper and joint place paper by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Fee on Standing of Ladies and Baby Welfare & Safety Fee of their joint place paper with Pakistan Training Champions Community emphasised the availability of free transportation for women within the rural areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

In response to the survey, which was carried out as a part of the BISP’s Nationwide Socio-Financial Registry census with the assistance of elementary and secondary college lecturers, the kids not attending college within the province complete 4.7 million whereas the variety of out-of-school women within the province is 2.9 million, which quantities to 53 per cent of the whole 5.4 million lady inhabitants of the identical age group.

Blue Veins native not-for-profit group working to advertise and defend women’ secondary Training in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for women says if there isn’t any college in her village she is pressured to drop out. Mother and father won’t permit their women to stroll to highschool as a result of threat of violence, and there’s no inexpensive manner for them to attend college outdoors of their village. Due to this, there may be little incentive for a woman in these rural villages to remain in class previous sixth grade.

Qamar Naseem, Program Supervisor Blue Veins and Training Champion from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa mentioned “free transportation can help women on the transitional stage, main the way in which in establishing feminine schooling as a norm somewhat than an anomaly.”

“The accepted scheme will assist mitigates gender imbalances, bolsters particular person shallowness and fosters a larger, extra energetic function for ladies in society.”

“The impacts of this program might be far-reaching, reverberating throughout the financial system and the futures of ladies and their households,” he added.



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Consultants for businessmen’s capacity-building to return as much as rising market competitiveness



PESHAWAR: Consultants at a consultative session underscored the necessity for equipping the enterprise group with trendy strategies and strategies for development in industrial sector, underscoring this might not solely assist to satisfy rising competitiveness in native and world markets but additionally stabilize the delicate nationwide financial system.

It’s vital to equip enterprise group with newest expertise and instruments to compete in native as properly world market and produce stability within the nation’ financial system, harassed Muhammad Ishaq, President Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Business whereas addressing the concluding session of a two-day coaching/consultative session.

The coaching/consultative session titled: “Industrial-Tutorial Linkage –Trainings (WBT) and Placements” was collectively organized by SCCI and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Technical Training and Vocational Authority (KP-TEVTA), with technical and monetary help of GIZ – the German growth company.

Faiz Muhammad, GIZ/KP TEVTA advisor, elaborated principal aims of the session and apprised the members of rising wants for utilizing trendy instruments and strategies for enterprise and industrial development/upgradation, which, in response to him, has develop into dire want of the hours amid growing competitiveness native and world markets.

Former SCCI president Haji Muhammad Afzal, govt members together with: Haji Ghulam Hussain, Munawar Khurshid, Lala Badshah, Javed Ahmad, Ms Qurtul Ain, All-Pakistan Business Exporters Affiliation Chairman S Minhajuddin, SIE Kohat Affiliation President Wahid Arif Awan, businessmen connected with varied sectors from Peshawar, Nowshera, Mohmand and different elements of the province attended the two-day session.

Ishaq stated the utilization of recent strategies is important for growth of enterprise and industries. He harassed the necessity for taking pragmatic initiatives to rearrange on-jobs coaching and capability constructing periods to boost skilled/technical expertise of human useful resource, workforce to satisfy growing challenges.

The SCCI chief highlighted the significance of on-job coaching and informative periods, saying that such programmes would offer availability of expert and well-trained workforce, human sources.

Ishaq stated whereas retaining in view the eager curiosity and participation of the enterprise group, the SCCI has designed a holistic plan to conduct such coaching periods to boost capability/expertise of the members of the group in future.

He known as for strengthening industry-academic linkages, including that universities/instructional establishments should be centered on growth of pupils’ technical expertise with the intention to compete with the growing market necessities.

The SCCI disclosed the proposed plan would convey constructive modifications by way of which all amenities, incentives and points could be resolved on precedence foundation.



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Workshops on LG budgeting deliver collectively devolved deps, TMA officers



PESHAWAR: Two five-day capacity-building workshops held in Peshawar introduced collectively officers from Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) and devolved authorities departments from Bajaur and Mohmand districts to find out about budgeting processes for tehsil-level governance.

These workshops had been organized via a collaborative effort between the Authorities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), the USA Company for Worldwide Improvement (USAID), and the Merged Areas Governance Venture (MAGP) of the United Nations Improvement Programme (UNDP).

A complete of 46 tehsil-level officers together with officers from TMAs and 9 devolved departments participated. This offered them with a possibility to be taught concerning the new price range guidelines; processes and roles and obligations below the KP Native Authorities (Modification) Act 2019; Guidelines of Enterprise; and the price range name round.

Contributors additionally gained hands-on expertise in getting ready improvement budgets and presenting them for approval in a sequence of simulation workouts designed to encourage inter-departmental coordination.

“Because the Native Authorities system has been established within the Merged Areas (MA) for the primary time and several other authorities departments have been devolved, coaching for making budgets for tehsil native authorities officers, together with devolved places of work and TMA, are vital as it’s one thing they’ve by no means completed earlier than,” mentioned Zaheer ul-Islam Shah, KP Secretary for Native Authorities, Elections and Rural Improvement Division.

The workshops had been held in shut partnership with the KP native authorities division, with the target of laying the groundwork for constructing robust and responsive native governance programs in MA. “We visited Bajaur and Mohmand to satisfy with representatives from TMAs and devolved departments to grasp how we will higher assist them in working native governments successfully,” mentioned UNDP MAGP Programme Supervisor Raluca Eddon.

“Going ahead, we will likely be working carefully with the LG division, the TMAs, district administrations, and naturally, the village and neighbourhood councils to strengthen the native governance system.”

Reflecting on his expertise on the coaching, TMA Officer Mohammad Javid Khan from district Mohmand mentioned, “Aside from gaining in-depth data of the brand new two-tier authorities construction, I additionally appreciated how the workshops linked TMA officers and representatives of the devolved departments.”

He added that “beforehand there was ambiguity and frustration on account of unfamiliarity and lack of expertise — the workshops introduced us collectively and remodeled us right into a crew — we now perceive learn how to consolidate our efforts and make the very best influence for the folks of the area.”

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SCCI seeks pragmatic steps to resolve small factories points



PESHAWAR: Muhammad Ishaq, President, Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Trade (SCCI), has reiterated his agency resolve to elevating points being confronted by small factories in a befitting method.

He requested the federal, provincial governments and related authorities to kind out issues being confronted by small producers to avert closure of industries, including that small industries have an essential position in boosting nationwide financial system, which can be a fantastic supply of employment technology.

The SCCI chief was speaking with a delegation of the Small Industrial Property (SIE) Affiliation Kohat Street Peshawar right here on the chamber’s home on Thursday.

The affiliation delegation, led by its president Waheed Arif Awan, got here to the chamber to formally congratulate Muhammad Ishaq on being elected as SCCI president for the following time period.

SIE Affiliation delegation was comprised on former president SCCI Engr Maqsood Anwar Pervaiz, former senior vp Imran Khan Mohmand, member of SCCI’s government physique Lala Badshah, affiliation members Nazeef, Shahhkar Awan, Kiramat Adnan, Sher Muhammad, Asadullah, Dr Nasir, Haji Khalid, Mohibur Rehman and Malik Ishtiaq.

Ejaz Khan Afridi, the SCCI’s senior vp additionally current within the assembly.

Arif Awan apprised the president M Ishaq about problems with small factories homeowners, who’ve established their items in Small Industrial Property Kohat Street Peshawar wherein unlawful export of plastic, slipper scrap from Okay-P to Afghanistan, hours-long electrical energy suspension with out issuance of allow, assortment of property tax, serving unlawful seen by provincial labour division alongside low fuel stress and others allied issues had been included.

Reacting to reservations and issues of small manufacturing unit homeowners, Ishaq mentioned the problems pertaining to unlawful export of plastic, slipper scrap from Okay-P to Afghanistan and property tax had already been taken up by provincial and federal authorities. He expressed hope afore-stated issues could be resolved immediately.

Apart from, taking on points with related authorities authorities, he recommended that authorized means also needs to be opted for amicable decision of these points and immediate aid to merchants’ neighborhood.

Ishaq remarked industrial estates are already paying a number of taxes. He, due to this fact, confirmed an entire opposition relating to assortment of property tax from the estates, which needs to be ended forthwith.

He disclosed a gathering could be quickly held with Director Afghan Transit Commerce wherein the problem of export of plastic, slipper scarp from Okay-P to Afghanistan could be mentioned, and guaranteed the problem could be resolved as soon as for all.

Earlier in a separate assembly, former president SCCI Adeel Rauf and a senior member of the chamber Aftab Hayat additionally met with President Muhammad Ishaq and formally congratulated him for taking cost of his workplace.


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