Situation Alert: Thar, Kohistan declared drought-hit

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  • August 27, 2014


Sindh Information and Local Bodies Minister Sharjeel Memon on Monday said that the Sindh government declared Kohistan and Tharparkar as drought-hit areas and free wheat would be provided to the affected families in these areas.

Talking to media at his office along with Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Director General Syed Salman Shah, Memon said that the decision was taken during a special meeting of Sindh cabinet at Bilawal House on Sunday. The meeting also approved the establishment of Kohistan Development Authority, similar to Thar Development Authority.

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Community Support Vital for Education in Afghanistan

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  • August 19, 2014

“Traditionally they say and it is believed to be offensive if a woman works outside her home and earns money to support her family,” said Zahida. Zahida is currently a teacher in Mesha Khail Girls High School located in Qarghai District, Laghman Province, Afghanistan. She had completed high school and had always dreamt of becoming a teacher. “I had already discussed this with my family many times so as to convince them to allow me to pursue my career as a teacher.” Zahida added, “After graduation, I applied for the position of a teacher in Mesha Khail Girls High School and by the completion of the formal process was hired.”

Zahida was soon left with no choice other than to leave her career when she was married two months after joining the school. Khan Agha, Zahida’s husband, had previously accepted that she would continue her teaching career after their marriage. However, Khan Agha shared that he did not want his family and relatives to think that he was letting his wife work outside their home so as to use the income she brought back.

On the day Zahida submitted her resignation she said she cried and shared her feelings with teachers and students at the school. “I had lost my happiness and felt my life was ruined.”

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