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Female elected as Nimroz council chief

Female elected as Nimroz council chief

Feb 09, 2012 - 16:42

ZARANJ (PANinfo-icon): A female public representative was elected as chairperson of the provincial council in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Thursday.

Election for the position took palce on Thursday, the Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon) head of Nimroz, Abdul Hameed Sharifi, told Pajwhok Afghan News.

Shakila Hakimi won the race against her rival Najibullah Nasir by obtaining four votes of the total seven votes cast, he said.

Womeninfo-icon can work the same as men do, if they want. I believe women can work as governor, deputy governor or provincial police chief, if they try and want to serve the people,” Hakimi told Pajhwok Afghan News.

A female teacher in Zaranj city, Najiba, said:” I am happy that a woman will lead and represent the province.” She hoped Hakimi would work for resolving problems being faced by people of the province, especially women.

“There is no deference between male and female and leadership chance should be given to people having the ability to work for the betterment of societyinfo-icon,” another Zaranj resident, Mohammad Sarwar, said.

Graduated from the teacher training collage of Nimroz, Shakila Hakimi, 28, had served as teacher in a girls’ high school before her election as member of the provincial coucil in the last parliamentry and provincial council elections.



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