1. Heer

    Heer Inactive Member

    NWFP)Khyber Pakhtunkhwa..Social issues

    Social issues

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has the second lowest Human Development out of all of Pakistan's provinces, at 0.607. Furthermore, it also continues to have an image problem. Even within Pakistan it is regarded as a "radical state" due to the rise of Islamist parties to power in the province and purported support for the remnants of the Taliban who are believed by some to be hiding in the province.
    The Awami National Party sought to rename the province "Pakhtunkhwa", which translates to "Lang of Pakhtuns" in the Pashto language. This has been opposed by some of the non-Pashtuns, and especially from Parties Like Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) and Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA). The PML-N derives its support in the province from primarily non-Pashtun Hazara regions. In 2010, it was announced that the province would finally have a name and this lead to a wave of protests in the Hazara region. On April 15, 2010, the province was officially named as "Khyber Pakhtunkhwa" when Pakistan's Senate approved it with 80 Senators in favor of the name while only 12 opposed it.
    The MMA, who until the elections of 2008, had a majority in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government, proposed Afghania as a compromise name.
    After the 2008 general election, the Awami National Party formed a coalition provincial government with the Pakistan Peoples Party, and supported the Pakistan Peoples Party federal government and in other provinces.
    The strongholds of the Awami National Party are in the Pashtun areas of Pakistan, particularly in the Peshawar valley, while Karachi in Sindh has one of the largest Pashtun populations in the world with around 7 million by some estimates. In the 2008 election, the ANP won two Sindh assembly seats in Karachi. The Awami National Party has been instrumental in fighting the Taliban.
  2. K

    Khushi Inactive Member

    Thankoo for good information
  3. Bina khan

    Bina khan New Member

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  4. Sohaib.Ali.Sid

    Sohaib.Ali.Sid Well-Known Pakistani

    Some positive news for the province..... such events help a lot in stirring hope for a better pakistan.

    In yet another significant development towards completion of the 121 megawatt (MW) - Allai Khwar Hydro-power Project water filling in the reservoir has been started today. With filling of the reservoir, the project enters its completion stage; and the project, comprising two generating units of 61.5MW each, is likely to start electricity generation by the end of October 2012 on trial basis.

    Allai Khwar - one of the three high-head hydro-power projects - is being constructed on Allai Khwar, a tributary of Indus River in district Battagram of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. The other two high-head hydro-power projects include the 72MW-Khan Khwar and the 130MW-Duber Khwar. Following completion of the Khan Khwar Hydro-power Project which was formally inaugurated by the Prime Minister couple of months ago; the Duber Khwar Hydro-power Project is also nearing completion and expected to be completed in early 2013.

    Allai Khwar Hydro-power Project is a part of least-cost energy generation plan of WAPDA being executed on priority to cope with the increasing needs of electricity and water in the country. Under the plan, WAPDA is working on 20 large- and medium-sized projects with cumulative electricity generation capacity of 20,000MW and water storage capacity of 12 million acre feet (MAF). Of these projects, six multipurpose schemes with power generation capacity of over 400MW and water storage capacity of 1.23 MAF will be completed in the year 2012 and early 2013.