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President Ghani vows to address Paktia women’s problems

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President Ghani meeting a number of women activists and members of the provincial women directorate of  Paktia President Ghani meeting a number of women activists and members of the provincial women directorate of Paktia
 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani during his Paktia tour, met with a number of women activists and members of the provincial women directorate, BNA reported.
According to agency, Paktia governor Shamim Katawazai thanked President Ghani’s attention towards women, saying series of meeting held with women representatives within last six months to solve their problems.
“We have female graduates from high school in Pakita in the current year and around 10 thousand of girls already enrolled in schools which give us the message for a positive change in the province,” the governor said.
Pointing to inauguration of the projects and its impact on women’s situation, the governor said based on president Ghani’s order, separate hospital has been constructed and market to be established for women’s handicraft in the province.
Later Nasrin Oriakhel director of the women affairs in Paktia welcomed President Ghani to the province, asking the president to consider encouraging salary for women, address lack of women doctors and the establish maternity hospital for women.
Representing other university lecturers, Nazdana Paktiawal and Nargis spoke related to the meeting and welcome the president to the province. They enumerated a number of their problems, asking President Ghani to address challenges before education, lack of religious schools, employment for women and reconstruction of Paktia university.
Thanking the speakers and convoying First Lady’s message to participants, President Ghani said women unions should be established in the province so that to be helped by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development.
Pointing to development of Education sector, President Ghani said six thousand standard schools to be built across the country and that every district to have its own vocational school.
“We would fundamentally work on education in the current year and would prioritize construction of girls’ schools. Women’s slot to be considered in 8 thousand vacancies in the education ministry,” the president was quoted in BNA’s report.