Reshma plans to become first newscaster from Chitral, Kailash.

Gul Hammad Farooqi

CHITRAL: Reshma wants to be the first girl from Kalash Valley of Chitral to become a newscaster and narrate news on TV wearing traditional Kalash dress.

Talking to TNN on Friday, Reshman said it is her childhood dream to become a newscaster. The people of Kalash are famous world over because of their unique culture, dresses, traditions and activities. Now a girl from Kalash has come forward with a wish to become a TV newscaster.

Reshman belongs to Anish village of Kalash Valley where there is no school or college for girls. Like other girls of the area, she also faced a lot of difficulties in getting education. She took admission if Government Girls Degree College in Chitral City and passed the BS exam after hard work. Reshman said whenever she sees a female newscaster on TV, she also aspires to become a newscaster. She said she loves news media and she is hopeful that her dream will come true one day.

Reshman said although people of her tribe are famous world over for their unique culture and traditions and their peace-loving nature, but no girl from the valley has managed to get into broadcast media.

TNN also talked to sister and cousin of Reshman who also said that Reshman has a passion to join news media. They said they also wish success for Reshman in the media and want to see her narrating news telecast soon. They said even no male member of Kalash community has managed to become a newscaster and it will be a challenge for Reshman to realize her dream. They said if Reshman succeeded in accomplishing her mission, she will be the first girl from the tribe to become a newscaster. They said they hope that news channels will come up with an offer to Reshman to become a newscaster.

Reshman said she has got full support from her family to realize her dream of becoming a successful newscaster. She said she will see if any news channel offers her the post of newscaster. She said she will also apply for the same position if she saw any opportunity.