Muhammad Adil

SWABI: After successful holding of open kutcheries (courts) in Mardan and Nowshera, a similar event was also arranged for women in Swabi first time in history on Wednesday.

The open kutcheri was organized by Assistant Commissioner Sana Hafeez and Additional Assistant Commissioner Uzma Mukarram at Regional Health Centre Khanda in tehsil Lahor. All the women officers of line departments were invited to the open kutcheri which was organized for women of the whole district.

Superintendent of Institution for Visually Impaired Persons, Social Welfare Swabi, Deputy District Education Officer (Female), Sub-Divisional Education Officer, DMO, RTS Swabi and two female doctors attended the open kutcheri.

As many as 180 women from different parts of Swabi attended the kutcheri and shared their problems with the concerned female officers. The officers at the kutcheri ordered resolution of these problems on the spot. On the occasion, nine sewing machines and 27 blankets were distributed among widows through draw.

It was first time an open kutcheri was arranged for women in Swabi which got enormous response. Few days ago, Assistant Commissioner Mardan Gul Bano had also arranged an open kutcheri in Mardan. Women participants in the Mardan event lodged a plethora of complaints to officers on the occasion. Female officers from Education, Town Municipal Administration, Health and other departments participated in the open kutcheri. Officers issued orders for resolution of genuine problems of women.

After Mardan, a similar event was held in Nowshera in which officers and representatives of different district departments participated.

On the occasion, women complained about the problem of sanitation at schools, creation of a post of khala/helper for sanitation in schools, unavailability of medicines and performance of different departments.

Female teacher suspended over corporal punishment

A female teacher has been suspended in Mardan over allegedly torturing a student.

The District Education Officer has issued notification about the suspension of the teacher. The notification said female teacher Abida Begum tortured a student Sana at Government Girls Middle School Bijlighar, Mardan. The notification said the girl is a student of seventh grade and her finger is fracture due to torture.

The family members of the affected girl had lodged complaints with the DEO (Female) Mardan Shamim Akhtar and principal of the girls school. The female teacher has been suspended for three months.