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.”
Three killed, two injured in Peshawar capturing over home dispute
PESHAWAR: A person within the Pakkha Ghulam space within the jurisdiction of Shahpur police station in Peshawar opened hearth on his spouse and in-laws, killing two ladies and an toddler, and injuring two others.
The incident occurred after the girl left her husband’s residence resulting from ongoing home disputes and went to her mom’s home with their kids.
In retaliation, the husband went to his in-laws’ home and fired indiscriminately. The spouse, sister-in-law, and baby had been killed on the spot, whereas two others sustained accidents and had been taken to Woman Studying Hospital for remedy.
The perpetrator managed to flee the scene after committing the heinous crime.
KPK archeology treasure pivotal to draw overseas funding
PESHAWAR: Malaika Bibi, an 10-year-old lady scholar was overjoyed after visiting the world lone Ghandhara Artwork Peshawar Museum the place about 30,000 uncommon antiquities and artifacts together with the entire life story of Lord Buddha, the founding father of Buddhism, have been saved preserved.
Arrived along with his father from the Nowshera district to the Peshawar Museum positioned on Sher Shah Suri Street within the cantonment, the archaeology lover together with members of the family took a eager curiosity within the historic antiquities and artifacts of the Gandhara civilization, weapons of British military and swords of the liberty fighters displayed there.
“At present my dream to see all of the Ghandhara masterpieces virtually at Peshawar Museum got here true. I’m very impressed after seeing/listening to in regards to the full life story of Lord Buddha,” she instructed APP after making a selfie with Lord Buddha’s statute with an enormous smile.
Peshawar Museum was constructed some 150 years again the place over 30,000 uncommon antiques, artifacts, cash, swords, weapons and different antiquities together with 16,000 correctly showcased and round 14,000 artifacts have been mendacity in cabinets, attracting vacationers from the world over.
Malaika alongside together with her father and brothers have been overwhelmed after seeing the traditional clothes of Waziristan tribes, primitive cooking plates and jewellery in addition to muzzleloader weapons principally utilized by British military, swords of freedom fighters and punch marked cash.
They went across the two-storey constructing, an amalgamation of British and Mughal architectures, which was initially consisted of a fundamental corridor and two facet aisles on floor and first ground, surmounted by 4 elegant cupolas and small pinnacle on all corners and recommended the rehabilitation and conserved works of KP authorities.
“Peshawar Museum was the id of Peshawar and its correct projection by way of digital and social media can convey financial luruls for the nation,” she stated.
“It’s the solely Museum on the earth the place the entire life story of the Founding father of Buddhism, Lord Bhudda was preserved within the type of panels and statues,” stated Bakht Zada Khan, analysis officer, the archaeology and museums division whereas speaking to APP.
He stated its fundamental corridor constructed in 1906 in reminiscence of Queen Victoria the place the entire life story of Lord Bhudda, Buddha Gallery with statues of Lord Bhudda and Buddha Savatta Gallery has princely lifetime of Lord Bhudda draw home and overseas vacationers in droves.
Bakht Zada stated the museums’ antiquities assist archaeologists to discover the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa historical past in its genuine perspective.
“The Sangaro cave’s excavations Mian Khan, Mardan performed by the famend archeologist Ahmad Hasan Dhani and Farid Khan in 1963 had revealed the presence of individuals’s stays within the Center Paleolithic interval (9,000 to 27,000) years earlier than current in KP.’
He stated these folks have been dwelling in stone-made caves, who fulfilled their meals principally from searching of birds and animals. The discoveries of primitive rocks, bones and searching instruments courting again of Mesolithic or Center Stone Age (10,000 to eight,600 years earlier than current) throughout excavations at Khanpur in Haripur district and Sangaro Cave signified presence of people’ life in Swat and Dir the place each stone speaks.
He stated folks began making clay and stones made pots, crockery and others associated utensils for kitchen in the course of the Neolithic interval or generally often called new stone-age courting again some 8,000 years earlier than as evident from excavations of historic Mehar Gharh in Balochistan of the Indus Civilization, Rehman Dheri DI Khan and Sheri Khan Tarkai Swabi.
“The graves of Aryans invaders have been additionally found at Aligram Swat, Sangota Chitral and Timergara Dir Decrease courting again to the Darkish Ages interval of round 2,000 BC.”
The Gandhara civilization has gained roots within the province after Persians conquered it in sixth century BC and made it one of many provinces of the Achaemenid Empire, he stated.
He stated studying and writing in Swat, Dir, Mardan, Charsadda, Peshawar and Malakand, well-known for Ghandara civilization, have been began as proof of the inscriptions principally made on stones by Iranians. In 327 BC, Alexander the Nice invaded the subcontinent by way of Khyber Go and confronted powerful resistance whereas attempting to subdue Youafzai tribesmen at Swat and Kunar valleys.
Bakht Zada stated the worldwide journal “Archaeology”, a publication of the Archaeological Institute of America has issued a listing of the highest 10 greatest archaeological discoveries of the world together with the Buddhist Apsidal temple at Bazira Barikot in Swat in 2022.
A museum was constructed close to historic web site at Hund Swabi from the place Alexander the Nice had crossed Indus River in 327 BC. Hund can also be well-known for Mehmood Ghaznavi’s invasion in 998, which marked starting of Islamic period within the area.
He stated the development of two new museums in DI Khan and Abbottabad have been virtually accomplished the place historic antiquities depicting the realm’s tradition could be placed on show in addition to two extra museums in Kohat and Haripur have been in pipeline.
Following the completion of those 4 new museums, the variety of museums would improve to 16 in KP the place 10 new museums have been already established together with three in Peshawar, one every at Charsadda, Mardan, Decrease Dir, Swat, Bannu and two in Chitral.
Cultural Heritage Path challenge had been accomplished in Peshawar beneath which about 500 meters lengthy path from historic Ghanta Ghar to Gor Gathri was renovated together with 85 centuries-old buildings and homes in addition to architectural surprise Sethi Home constructed in 1880.
About 1868 historic homes, monuments and spiritual locations have been positioned on the protected checklist together with Amlokdara, Barikot, Stupa in Saidu Sharif, Bhudkada, Godara and Panar in Swat in addition to a monument at Chacha Younas Park in Peshawar.
The specialists underscored the necessity for correct projection of those archaeological wonders of Pakistan by way of social and digital media in addition to particular documentaries to draw overseas funding.
Tech training ensures shiny way forward for a nation: Adnan Jalil
PESHAWAR: KP Caretaker Minister for Income, Industries, Commerce and Technical Schooling Adnan Jalil expressed disappoint over stoppage of funds and salaries of the staff of TEVTA (Technical Schooling and Vocational Coaching Authority) for the previous a number of months.
He assured that he would make honest efforts for earliest launch of funds and salaries of the workers. Nonetheless, he clarified that as an alternative of changing into a burden on the general public exchequer, TEVTA has to change into a worthwhile and self-sustaining entity which relied on the arduous work of its personal workers, he added.
He was addressing a briefing on TEVTA’s efficiency at Civil Secretariat Peshawar. On this event, the TEVTA managing director, Prof Abdul Ghaffar, informed that 106 technical training and vocational coaching facilities are working throughout the province below TEVTA, whereby hundreds of female and male college students are outfitted with technical training and coaching yearly.
Appreciating TEVTA’s total efficiency and position, the caretaker minister stated that the brilliant way forward for a nation can be linked with the technical training, and many countries have reached the climax of prosperity and growth by listening to it. Nonetheless, he stated, organizations like TEVTA might solely emerge triumphant when its outcomes and advantages outweigh the price incurred on it. However sadly, he reminded, the wheel of growth is popping the other way up right here too like so many different sectors. He deplored that TEVTA was rightly anticipated to ensure jobs to its outgoing youth as per market demand, however state of affairs can be fairly completely different if it begins gathering the employment knowledge of its college students within the related fields, as a lot of its youth and their mother and father are affected by their unemployment.
Adnan Jalil stated that an establishment can solely transfer ahead whose instructing and administrative workers is proved price efficient however right here expenditures of TEVTA workers surged from two to a few billion rupees however the outcomes and advantages are meager or nearly non-existent. He directed that the workers of TEVTA ought to work on a practical foundation, convey again the personnel working in officers’ houses to the workplaces and subject whereas the present workers and surplus pool staff ought to be engaged as an alternative of recruiting new or extra workers.
The caretaker minister additional stated that higher outcomes are anticipated if public establishments, together with that of technical training, are run on the idea of public-private partnership. In the identical manner, he stated, as an alternative of operating the technical training and vocational coaching establishments in a unilateral conventional method, the outgoing college students can get assured jobs if programs are advanced with the session and demand of the enterprise, industrialist group and the involved chambers of commerce are taken onboard too. Henceforth he directed that the TEVTA authorities ought to put together coaching programs in keeping with the native trade, commerce and financial wants and necessities, whereby data know-how ought to be prioritized.
TEVTA excessive ups assured the minister of enchancment within the efficiency and outcomes of the group and critically implementing the directives of the caretaker minister on this regard.
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