Special needs: Punjab’s free education law fails to facilitate disabled students

RAWALPINDI: The Punjab Free and Compulsory Education Ordinance 2014 falls short of elaborating measures that will be taken to facilitate special children in the province. Section 3 (4) of the ordinance requires the government to provide suitable education to children with physical and mental disabilities. This provision makes it compulsory for the government to take special
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Police urged to devise system for public complaints

RAWALPINDI–Syed Kausar Abbas, Program Manager, Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) has urged the Rawalpindi police to develop a mechanism to redress the information requests and complaints of the citizens. Right to Information is a fundamental right of every citizen and the public officials are bound to respond the information requests of the citizens
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Concern expressed over CDGR failure in passing annual budget

Syed Kausar Abbas, programme manager at the Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI), on Wednesday expressed concern over the failure of the City District Government Rawalpindi (CDGR) in passing its annual budget for the fiscal year 2014-15 till now. He said annual budget of City District Government Rawalpindi for fiscal year 2014-15 has not
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City govt fails to approve budget for 2014-15

RAWALPINDI: The City District Government Rawalpindi (CDGR) failed to approve its annual budget for 2014-15, giving rise to the fear that the government employees will not get July salaries before Eidul Fitr. The local government had announced to provide the salaries to the government employees before the Eidul Fitr but the local administration has failed
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CPDI launches Right to Information helpline

Islamabad The Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) has introduced Right to Information (RTI) helpline to facilitate citizens in filing information requests to public offices. The announcement in this regard was made in a press conference organised by CPDI. Citizens can now call 051-2224496 to get assistance in filing of information request to public
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KP health dept needs complete restructuring

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 – Abbottabad—Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) have prepared policy recommendations for health sectors reforms in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to facilitate the government to implement a better policy for health sector in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. One-day policy dialogue on health sector for the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhaw was arranged by the CPDI
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Reforms in health dept proposed

ABBOTTABAD: The Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) has prepared policy recommendations for health sector reforms in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This was stated during a policy dialogue on health sector reforms, held on Tuesday in Abbottabad Press Club. People from different walks of life, including civil society and political activists, participated in the dialogue. CPDI
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All districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: CNBA identifies loopholes in budget-making process

The Citizen Network for Budget Accountability (CNBA) points out loopholes in the budget making process in all 25 districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. CNBA is a network of civil society organisations, academia and NGOs working on the monitoring of Government Budget – Strengthening the participation of citizens, enforcing transparency and accountability, an initiative was taken by Centre
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Watch Dog: Budget oversight committee formed

The Citizen Network for Budget Accountability has been launched across the province. The body is an amalgam of civil society, academia and non-governmental bodies which will monitor the government’s budget. It aims to make the budget a participatory process, tailored to public needs, said the programme manager for Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives, the
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