Dr. Durroshum Khan Creates History for Baluchi Women
Dr. Durroshum Khan has made history by becoming Baluchistan’s first-ever female chairperson for local government elections.
She is the daughter of Dr Rubaba Khan Buledi – a member of the Balochistan Legislative Assembly and Parliamentary Secretary for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Science and Information Technology.
Her appointment marks a significant step forward in the empowerment of women in Pakistan, especially in traditionally male-dominated fields.
Sworn-in Oath Ceremony:
“It is a feather in Dr. Durroshum Ayesha Khan’s cap after she was elected chairperson from Naseerabad’s union council 25 during the third phase of the local government polls held on Thursday across the province.
“Undoubtedly, it is the first time in the history of local government elections that a woman has been elected as chairperson in Balochistan,” Election Commission of Pakistan, Balochistan chapter sources told APP on Thursday 9th Feb 2023.
She has previously served as a member of the Baluchistan Assembly and was appointed as the advisor to the Baluchistan Chief Minister on Women’s Development in 2019. Dr. Durroshum Khan has also worked extensively on gender issues and advocated for women’s rights for many years.
Dr. Durroshum Khan’s appointment as the chairperson for local government elections in Baluchistan is a historic moment for the province, which has struggled with political instability and violence for many years. Her appointment sends a strong message that women can play a critical role in building a stable and democratic society.
Dr. Khan has vowed to work tirelessly to ensure that women’s voices are heard and that their rights are protected. She has pledged to work towards creating a more inclusive and diverse political system, where women are represented in all levels of government.
Dr. Durroshum Khan’s appointment is significant for Baluchistan and the entire country. Pakistan has made progress in recent years towards gender equality, but there is still a long way to go. Women in Pakistan continue to face discrimination and are underrepresented in many areas of society, including politics. Dr. Khan’s appointment shows that change is possible and that women can break through the barriers that have held them back for so long.
Dr. Khan’s appointment is also a testament to the power of education. Dr. Khan’s PhD in Political Science has undoubtedly played a significant role in her success. Education is a critical tool for empowering women and breaking down the barriers that prevent them from reaching their full potential.
Durroshum Khan Takes on the Responsibility for the People
Talking to newly sworn-in councillors, Chairperson Dr Durrosum Khan reiterated her resolve to ensure the best medical, health and sanitation facilities for the local population of her union council. She said that the local government system is the basic unit in democratic governments wherein the issues of the people are resolved by local government representatives on a gross root level.
“Parliamentary Secretary Law and Parliamentary Affairs Dr Rubaba is my role model in the politics and social work,” she expressed her determination to serve the people of her constituency with the same zeal and vigour. It merits mentioning here that the newly-elect chairperson is a health graduate and passed Dars-e- Nizami from wifaqul Madaris
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