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DTCE - E-Newsletter-May 2014

Greetings from DTCE Team

Heartiest Eid Greetings to all our Muslim readers. Last issue of the newsletter contained summaries of a workshop specific to the introduction of local government in the capital and a seminar on local government policy and implementation. Updates on the social audit being conducted in Malakand Division, Meeting with PPO and Orientation Sessions on Provincial Local Government Acts were also included. This issue brings to our readers details about the need assessment survey conducted in Bannu for the IDPs of Operation Zarb-e-Azb, MPA level meetings conducted in Lahore and Peshawar for the identification of citizens demands for the implementation of Article 140-A under 18th amendment, DTCE’s latest initiative for the marginalized youth of Bahawalpur, Lodhran, Multan and Muzaffargarh districts, orientation sessions on Right to Information Act, and the recent developments in building capacity of police department by introducing an online FIR registration system, initiatives to spread computer literacy among the police officials and establishment of a women development and empowerment center.

In this Edition

Policing Improvement Discourse: Open Public Forums in District Swat, Buner and Lower Dir

Open Public Forums were conducted in three districts of Malakand Division (Swat, Buner and Lower Dir). These forums were conducted to voice the community issues so that workable solutions can be identified through the discourse between the public and police officials. The community pointed out that crimes like kidnapping, trade and use of narcotics, prostitution and overseas employment fraud were occurring in the area and suggested corrective actions

Yearly Recap: Annual Progress Report 2013

DTCE's Annual Progress Report 2013 was published during the month of April. This issue marks a decade of DTCE's operations in Pakistan and is a comprehensive compilation of DTCE's activities, initiatives, interventions and incentives for community engagement and liaison building between the civil society and government bodies during the year 2013.

Guaging Policing Setup in Malakand: Public Expenditure Review of Police Stations

A Public Expenditure Survey was conducted in May 2014, in 34 target police stations of Malakand Division. This survey, was held under the Public Safety and Justice Program (PS&JP), a project of Devolution Trust for Community Empowerment (DTCE), with support from Kingdom of Netherlands. The purpose of the survey was to measure financial, administrative and working performance of the police in Malakand.

Largest Gathering of Police in Malakand Division: Police Consultative Workshops Friday, 23 May 2014 In May 2014,

DTCE successfully organized a series of Police Consultative Workshops (PCWs) in each of the 7 target districts of Malakand division, under the Public Safety and Justice Program (PS&JP), with support from Kingdom of Netherlands.

Advocating Citizens' Demands: Provincial Level Meeting of MPAs, Ex-Local Government Representatives and Representatives of Civil Society

Provincial Level Meeting, of MPAs, Ex Local Government Representatives and Representatives of Civil Society was conducted on 14th May 2014 in Peshawar under DTCE 's project Citizens' Engagement and Accountability for an Effective Local Government System in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.