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President pledges to resolve problems faced by Kunar women

President pledges to resolve problems faced by Kunar women

Mar 06, 2019 - 17:56

ASADABAD (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has directed security officials in eastern Kunar province to improve the security situation and resolve the problems being faced by womeninfo-icon, according to a statement from Presidential Palace on Wednesday.

The president during his trip to Kunar province held a meeting with a number of women activists on Wednesday afternoon in Asadabad, the provincial capital, the statement said.

Representing women delegation, Asma Sahar welcomed the president and his team to Kunar and shared the problems being faced by the women and their demands in the areas of hiring in government institutions, implementation of national schemes, women activities, participation of women in peace process, creation of healthinfo-icon centres, increase in the number of health workers, creation of parks and entertainment.

The president hailed the efforts of women in convening the Women Jirgainfo-icon in which Kunar women also participated and said two years back there was no mention of peace and today there is basic and national discussion going on regarding peace and reconciliation.

“In the Consultative Peace Jirga which would be held soon representatives from every district would take part special women,” he said.

Ghani promised to pay attention to the problems faced by women in Kunar and added the government would invest on the resources of the mountainous province which is water and natural resources.

He issued directives to the governor to increase women participation in government institutions.

Separately, the president held a meeting with the provincial council members of Kunar.

The local representatives shared their demands with the president and informed him regarding the challenges and issues being faced by the people.

They asked the president to pay attention to the security issues in the bordering district, address the problems of refugees and displaced persons.

In addition, the local representative talked about the protection of forest, prevention of illegal demining, construction of water canals and promotion of Kunar from third rank province to second.

The president pledged to bring improvement in the security situation and added the demining law had been amended and natural reservoirs would be excavated legally and professionally in the future. He said steps were being taken to protect forests in Kunar.

The president also directed the head of the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) to consider the promotion of Kunar province from third rank province to second.



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