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CPDI releases its second annual report on the “state of budget transparency in Pakistan”

KALAT:  CPDI has released its second annual report on the “State of Budget Transparency in Pakistan”. The report pointed out shortcomings in the budgeting process at the federal and provincial levels and calls for budget proposals to be widely discussed with civic groups, government agencies and key stakeholders. The report says that monthly/quarterly or annual reports on budget implementation, should ...

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Area Support Network encourages women to take part in political discourse and decision making

By: Anwar Baloch  QUETTA: The second meeting of the Area support network held in Quetta, under the Fempower project on Tuesday 15th December. This event was organised by Shirkat Gah Women’s Resource Centre. The main objective of the Fempower project is to encourage female participation in politics. While the objectives of the Area Support Network are to coordinate between different ...

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Govt must take concrete actions and address women and other vulnerable citizen’s issues in Balochistan

 Today, we the members Informal Women Assembly of Health And Rural Development (HARD) Balochistan presenting this charter of demand in today’s press conference which has been developed after an extensive debate / consultative processes in our assembly sessions under the project “Strengthening Women Democratic Governance in Balochistan, Pakistan” being implemented with the financial support of the Commonwealth Foundation International (UK). ...

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Khuzdar: Role parliamentarians should be enhanced during budget making and implementation stages, demands CPDI

Khuzdar: Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives has launched its annual report on State of Budget Transparency in Pakistan. The report discuses shortcomings in the budgeting process at the federal and provincial levels and states that budgets in Pakistan should be prepared in consultation with the stakeholders and information should be shared with citizens proactively during all stages of budget ...

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Internet access: The need of the hour in Makran

By: Munaj Gul Muhammad The advancement of the technologies in the 21st century remain invisible particularly in Turbat, generally in overall Balochistan; though, the technologies and access to internet became the exigent requirement of today’s society, but unfortunately, it remains every day’s epidemic of Balochistan. The province has always been neglected in every sector, be it, healthcare, educational development or ...

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Civil Society demands concrete steps for democratic inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

QUETTA: Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) organized a seminar here in Quetta on electoral and political rights of persons with disabilities. The stakeholders discussed in detail the issues surrounding disability and inclusion of PWDs. Mohammad Asif Provincial Coordinator CPDI started the session by recitation of Holly Quran, he welcome the participants the handed over the floor to Mr. ...

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Killer Roads in Balochistan

By: Muhammad Sabir Shahwani Transportation is the movement of people and goods from one place to another through different modes; such as roads, railways, airways, waterways and pipeways. Road transport is the dominant among all and carries the highest percentage of people and goods transport. Roads establish an imperative contribution to the development of a nation in terms of economic, ...

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KHUZDAR: Transparency and citizens’ participation in budget making process found lacking at district level in Baluchistan

KHUZDAR: Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) has revealed in its study that Budget Call letters delayed, budget time line is not followed properly and none of the 20 surveyed districts have involved the general public and the stakeholders in budget making. According to the ‘Study of Budget Making Process at District Level in Baluchistan, only 4 districts issued ...

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Kalat: Local governments fail to include stakeholders in the budget making process

KALAT:  Study has revealed that the local governments (LGs) had failed to include stakeholders in the budget making process. Only 4 out of 20 districts released pre-budget statement that would have provided the stakeholders a chance to express their opinion on budget proposals. This study was shared with participants in a one-day workshop on ‘Study of Budget Making Process at ...

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Quetta: Protest continues for safe release of Baloch missing persons   

Quetta: Human rights activists and family members of Baloch missing persons have been protesting for the safe release of their loved ones outside the press club Quetta. On Thursday along with family members of Baloch missing persons, a huge number of human rights activists, members of the civil society and lawyers carried out a protest outside the Press Club demanding ...

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