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    Functions in connection with international women’s day held in Chitral

    By Zahiruddin

    CHITRAL: The speakers in the function held here on Friday  in connection  with international women’s day said that gender balance in Chitrali society was in a better position where the women were free any type of discrimination based on gender who were free to get education and vote their votes independently.

    The theme of the day was ‘better for balance’ and was arranged by the University of Chitral which was attended by the women’s rights activists, academicians, social workers and students in large number.

    Speaking on the occasion, project director Prof Dr. Badshah Munir Bukhari, principal of Aga Khan Higher Secondary School Sultana Burhanuddin,  the district officer, Social welfare Nusrat Jabeen and others said that the ‘gender balance’ was at its best manifestation in Chitral in all walks of life.

     Pointing out some of the issues confronted by the women folk,they enumerated them as  absence of transport facility and hostel for working women, lack of facilities for the working women in the public sector offices and need of darul amaan,   psychological counseling facilities for the women suffering from depression.

    They said that  women in Chitral had a traditional role which they had played in the social fabric which they had accomplished with boldness and gallantry and the history of Chitral was replete with women of epic character.

    They  expressed their concern over the  increasing tendency of suicide among women had rose to alarming situation and had assumed a full-fledged social problem during the last two decades which needed a thorough investigation and research to find the root cause and remove it.

     Meanwhile another function on women day held in Booni, upper Chitral organized by AKRSP Chitral. The speakers highlighted the importance of women in decision making and other issues.  They lauded the rule of women specially high achiever women of different field.

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