PESHAWAR: Provincial Minister for Planning and Development and Finance Taimur Saleem Jhagra said on Saturday that the government was keen to develop synergies in poverty alleviation and livelihood strategies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The minister visited the projects being implemented by the SRSP and community organisations in Nowshera district. He was also accompanied by MPA Ibrahim Khattak. The trip was organised by the Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP). The visit was paid to some villages where the Livelihood Strengthening Programme (2010 -2014) and Women Empowerment and Market Development Programme (WEEMD) funded by AusAid had operated between 2015-2019. These projects had been developed as part of government policy to involve the third sector in the development process.
During the visit, the minister interacted with the communities and sought their feedback about the programmes and how they had impacted their lives. The minister said that the visit was part of the government’s commitment to make best use of the resources of the province and develop synergies between different development efforts in the province and also to improve the development process by learning from different experiences.
In the first programme, the SRSP officials said, community-led poverty scorecards were developed, social mobilisation and creation of community, village and local support organisation was…