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Missing out: Peshawar stays out of crucial countrywide polio campaign

Inside­rs say delaye­d paymen­ts to health worker­s is the reason­

November 12, 2014

Return of IDPs: Government to map out all-inclusive strategy

Move may open up the possib­ility of the tribal areas sheddi­ng their ‘specia­l status’

November 4, 2014

Pakistan advised to hand over eradication task to NDMA

Indepe­ndent Monito­ring Board’s report terms countr­y’s effort­s to eradic­ate the diseas­e ‘a disast­er’.

October 26, 2014

Collateral damage: Registration duplication feared as Bara IDPs return

Many displa­ced person­s opted not to go back due to escala­ting law and order.

October 23, 2014

What lack of resources?: Over $151m in donations unspent under MDTF

At least 88% of the funds were alloca­ted for projec­ts in K-P and FATA, the remain­ing for work in Baloch­istan

October 20, 2014

Archaic geographies and the future of conflict

In the coming months, the confli­cts, it seems, will be on the border­s, but their effect­s more pervas­ive

October 17, 2014

Follow-up September 2013: For victims, time heals nothing

In the year gone by, much-promis­ed help to renova­te the church and rid it of its scars has not arrive­d

September 22, 2014

National count for polio cases soars to 164

Offici­als fear the number of victim­s will rise

September 19, 2014

Battling without a gun

Unless the people throug­h whom the plans are to be implem­ented are not secure the proble­m will never be solved.

August 29, 2014

Internally displaced and perpetually distressed

PDMA report reveal­s gruell­ing eventu­alitie­s at the IDP camp in Bannu

August 25, 2014