GHALLANAI: Fifty-six women volunteers have refused to take part in the Mohmand Agency campaign from December 31 without more protection but the administration says this is not possible.
Supervisors met at the agency headquarters Saturday with 86 of them, including the 56 workers. They were told to launch the campaign especially in Ekkaghund, Haleemzai and Parang Ghar where cases have been reported. “How can an organisation or a government provide security to 86 teams,” asked a Fata Secretariat official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. He acquiesced that the demands were genuine and that they couldn’t blame the women. They have been told that they can’t be given security, said Field Supervisor Dr Shabbir. They are on their own. One case was reported in Pindyali tehsil this year, with four in Mohmand Agency In 2011 and 13 in 2010.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 30th, 2012.
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