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No parks, entertainment facilities for Nangarhar women

No parks, entertainment facilities for Nangarhar women

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Jun 27, 2017 - 10:57

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Women and girls in eastern Nangarhar province have complained against the non availability of parks and entertainment places and said they were unable to go out during Eid holidays and enjoy.

Meanwhile, the women affairs department said the Bibi Saerai Park was constructed for women only but no females visited the park and the place has been of no use.

Women in Jalalabad, the provincial capital said, in the past women used to travel to the Amir Shaheed Park during Eid or Nawroz holidays but currently the facility was full of drug addicts and never looked like a park.

They said in the past one day in a week was separated for women at the Gul Agha Sherzai Ground but currently no more separate day was provided to women.

 The Kor cultural society head Muqadasa Ahmadzai said besides other problems women in Nangarhar had no place for entertainment where they could visit.

She said her organisation tried to encourage women specially the educated portion but due to the non availability of proper place they had been unsuccessful.

Zarlashta Hussaini, a poet, said have no entertainment facility or park for women was in fact the violation of women rights asking local government  officials to address the issue.

The Nanaghar women affairs department said they created a separate Park “Bibi Saeria” for women but nobody visited the facility.

Women Affairs Director Anesa Imrani said most of the women were unaware of the facility where all facility for entertainment had been provided.

She said the park is not only a place for entertainment but short-term educational programmes have been launched there too.

She said as many as 250 women had been provided with vocational training in different fields.

She said efforts were on to create a spate bazaar for women in the Park as well.

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