To address issues pertaining womenfolk, the Sungi Development Foundation (SDF) and District Administration Haripur organized Khuli Kachahri at Banazir Bhutto Shaheed Hall Haripur on 28th December 2018. Assistant Commissioner Miss Gulbano was the chief guest of the activity on the directives of Deputy Commissioner Haripur to listen and resolve the women related issues. Besides, a large number of women and girls, the authorities’ of the Government Departments attended the meeting.
During the Khuli Kachahri the women raised demands that there are poor and widow women who want to be independent through using sewing skills but they need sewing machines. Some of the women were also reported harassment issues on different public places like bus stops and in front of Government Girls schools. Health & hygiene issues were also raised from few women, they complained that TMA is not giving priority to cleanliness of their area. Lack of health facilities in BHUs were also highlighted from the participants AC Gulbano at the spot directed the concerned departments to take the prompt action against the persons who found guilty in reported situations. The AC heard the problems of the women and said that the provincial government is sincere in the resolution of the problems of women and making all out efforts to streamline the women to provide them equal opportunity in the national progress and development. She was of the opinion that for the bright future of the country the 52% women population could not be ignored in any circumstances. On this occasion, she also took action on the applications submitted to her and directed the concerned authorities for immediate implementation. She assured that decisions taken in the Khuli Kachehri will be implemented in letter and spirit and those showing negligence in this regard will face stern action. Women participants and District Administration appreciated the Sungi efforts for organizing that important event. At the end of the event all the participants condemned the brutal murder of 3 year girls Faryal, who has been killed after sexual abuse in Havelian area of Abbottabad.