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ILO to set up Emergency Employment Information Centre to ensure jobs for IDPs ISLAMABAD: The International Labour Organization has initiated short-term job creation opportunities for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan, aimed at avoiding their long term protracted unemployment.The ILO will set up Emergency Employment Information Centre (EEIC) and start registering IDPs for provision of employment under different work modalities.The immediate provision of short-term employment and livelihood opportunities in crisis situations around the world has resulted in numerous benefits including preserving human dignity.The other benefits are creating a sense of ownership and pride to crisis-affected people for not becoming a burden on anyone rather contributing towards well-being of fellows, reducing the level of trauma and psychological stress by engagement in productive activities and providing adequate and continued income to look after basic human and family needs.The provision of short-term employment would also be helpful in reducing the burden on resources of the government and host areas by provision of additional working hands ...

Ambassador Jilani conveys condolences to Pakistani-American family over tragic plane crash WASHINGTON: Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani spoke to the family of Babar Suleman and his son Haris Suleman to convey, on behalf of the Prime Minister, the Government of Pakistan and his own behalf the deepest condolences on the tragic loss of life in their plane crash near American Samoa in the Pacific.He assured the bereaved family of his full support and cooperation and informed them that Pakistan Embassy had been in ...
Altaf condoles young pilot's death KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Chief Altaf Hussain has expressed his grief over the unfortunate death of young pilot Haris Suleman and his father Babar Suleman.In a statement issued by MQM on Friday, the MQM chief appreciated the young pilot and his cause to raise funds for the welfare of his people by making an air trip around the world but unfortunately he and his father suffered a fatal accident.He said their deaths are big ...
Hyderabad receives First Monsoon showers coupled with power breakdown HYDERABAD: First downpour of monsoon over Hyderabad and suburb areas leaves water stranding on roads and streets while residents of southern Sindh had to experienced nine hour long major power breakdown since restoration of electric supply to Karachi and HESCO region.As a result of downpour, the 450 MVA Power Transformer of 500 KV Grid Station of National Transmission and Dispatch Company Jamshoro caught fire resulting stoppage of power supply to Karachi and 12 districts of ...
Bomb kills two persons in Kulachi D I KHAN:: Two persons were killed in a mild intensity blast in tehsil Kulachi here on Friday Morning.According to Police, the roadside bomb blast occurred on Loni Road in tehsil Kulachi where Majeed and Imran were targeted. Both died on the spot. Police said it was landmine blast.Police have started investigation.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Electricity and water supply suspended in Karachi as National Grid trips KARACHI: Electricity has been suspended in several parts of Karachi along with various parts of Hyderabad, Jamshoro and southern Sindh since early morning. According to media reports, “Due to the power breakdown, several water board pumping stations had also stopped functioning as a result of which electricity supply to Dhabeji, Gharo, Nak and Pepri pumping stations was suspended. Consequently, water supply to different parts of Karachi was also interrupted”.Various areas of Karachi has been affected ...
Govt expedites disbursement of cash assistance among IDPs ISLAMABAD: The government has accelerated disbursement of cash assistance among the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan Agency (NWA).The total amount disbursed by the federal govt among the IDPs has now reached to Rs 1.42 billion, Radio Pakistan reported.FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) said that more than one hundred ninety-five million rupees were disbursed among the IDPs on Thursday.The total amount disbursed by the federal government among the IDPs has now reached to 1.42 ...


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