Representation of women in Chitral

Discuss October 27, 2016 admaster 4

Women’s rights in Chitral have been incrementally extended in recent years. The recent local body system in the KPK has created a lot of space for women at many levels including the Village council, Tehsil councils and District council. Fozia Bibi from Chitral, a president of women wing from a political party is a sitting MPA in the KPK assembly on reserved seat for women. Bibi Jan the most vocal political worker of the ruling party is playing an impressive role. Khadija Sardar, a district president of ANP, has remained a prominent social activist for the longest time and is now an active member of ANP.

What is your opinion on this evolving Socio-Political space for women in the mountainous district of Chitral?



  • Sana Jamil

    November 4, 2016 #1 Author

    Never happened before, does not mean, cannot happen ever. Mobilisation of women meeting socio-political challenges in Chitral is as important as it is in any part of Pakistan. It must continue for good.


  • Xerox Khan

    November 4, 2016 #2 Author

    As women are 48% – 49% of total population of Pakistan. They should be come out and make a prominent appearance in the political and social arena of Chitral.


  • Zeest

    November 4, 2016 #3 Author

    Firstly, as being one of the most educated districts of Pakistan, I think this change is inevitable. Therefore, future belongs to those political parties who give female folks equal opportunity and space in the political sphere.

    Secondly, though women are active in political roles but my interaction with the female politicians at the ground revealed that still decisions are being made by the male political members of their area. Even the funds allocated to them on women seat are being utilised by the male members. Therefore, women need to strive harder not only to win a political seat but also to make their voices heard among the majority of the male members. In this relation male political leaders should encourage and support people to listen to the ideas put forward by women political workers and also decisions take by them, then only true democracy can flourish in our region.


    • Xerox Khan

      November 4, 2016 #4 Author

      Indeed most of the final decisions are took by men but sooner or later change will come.


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