Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader and Member National Assembly from Bajaur Agency, Shahabuddin Khan, has said that the federal government is making efforts to improve girls education in the tribal areas, and several new girls schools would be established soon in various areas of the Agency.
He was talking to a delegation of women activists from Bajaur Agency led by prominent social worker and Women Rising of Pakistan’s Chairperson, Rania Gul, which called on him here on Thursday.
Shahabuddin Khan said that the federal government is determined to promote female education in the tribal area, as education is fundamental for protecting women rights in the tribal area. The lawmaker said that the federal government is taking measures to promote girls education and provide basic and modern health facilities to the women of tribal area.
He claimed that he had informed the prime minister and other ministers about the problems and hurdles in the way of female education in the tribal areas, adding that the government is making all-out efforts for promotion of girls education in the tribal areas.
The MNA said the PML-N led federal government has sped up its efforts to expand and consolidate girls’ education in the tribal areas, particularly in Bajaur Agency, and recently six girls middle schools have been upgraded to the status of high schools in different area of agency.
On the occasion Rania Gul informed him about lack of education and health facilities and other issues related to women in the agency.
Gul said according to a recent survey conducted by her organisation, condition of women education and healthcare facilities in most areas of agency is very poor and a number of girls educational institutions were without staff and basic facilities. She urged him to play his due role in promoting of women education in the tribal areas.
Source: The Nation.