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PPAF’s Provincial Advisory Committee for KP Discusses Development Initiatives in the Province

October 15, 2018

On 15th, October, 2018 The Provincial Advisory Committee of the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (PAC – KP) conducted a meeting in Peshawar to discuss the ongoing initiatives by PPAF and the development needs of the province. The meeting was convened by Ms. Simi Kamal, Senior Group Head, PPAF, whereas Mr. Ahmad Hanif Orakzai (Board Member, PPAF - Additional Secretary, EAD) chaired the meeting.

The meeting was also attended by various key government representatives and PPAF’s General Body Members including; Ms. Neelum Toru (Chairperson, Provincial Commission on the Status of Women - KP), Mr. Islam Afridi (Assistant Chief, RD P & D – KP), Ms. Syeda Nudrat (Social Welfare Officer, KP), Mr. Anees Ashraf (SVP, Chamber of Commerce - KP), Dr. Mohammad Asif Khan (Vice Chancellor, University of Peshawar), Ms. Zubaida Khatoon (General Body Member, PPAF) and Ms. Maryam Bibi (General Body Member, PPAF).

During the meeting PPAF’s footprint in KP was discussed, as well as the progress of various ongoing projects including; Programme for Poverty Reduction (PPR), Development of Hydropower and Renewable Energy (HRE), Livelihood support & promotion of small community infrastructure (LACIP), Interest Free Loan Scheme (IFL), Tabeer-o-Tameer Fund and PPAF Projects.

PAC-KP Chair and members appreciated the progressive role of PPAF towards the holistic and integrated development of marginalized communities in KP. They found this meeting as a very rewarding experience to know about the range and scope of PPAF’s work across KP. It was expressed that in future; KP PAC will primarily have an advisory role and will establish liaison with provincial and local governments for implementation of PPAF programmes in KP – especially for crowding in resources and building on synergies. Ms. Simi Kamal ensured PPAF’s continued support for marginalised communities in programme areas of KP to alleviate poverty.