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SRSP organizes workshop on legal empowerment project

CHITRAL, Sept 14:  A workshop for district level stakeholders on legal empowerment project was organized by Sarhad Rural Support Program (SRSP) funded by Open Society Foundation. Stakeholders from all line departments at the district level participated in this workshop for counselling regarding launching legal empowerment pro [caption id="attachment_3947" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Participants of the workshop.--GH Farooqui"][/caption] ject. This is just like legislative session to seek opinion of all stakeholders of heads all government, semi-government departments, governing bodies, district bar association,  journalists and civil society organizations, said Rahmat Wali Shah, the team leader of SRSP while briefing the stakeholders regarding provision of free legal assistance to needy and deserving people. He said in the past all projects were based on monopoly basis but now it focus on public opinion and legal empowerment project will frame after gaining opening of heads of all government departments. Ghulam Hazrat Advocate, the president of the district bar association of Chitral, said they campaigned for launching a high court circuit branch in Chitral as in past people used to face hardship while travelling to Swat or Peshawar high court benches. He criticized the elected representatives for doing nothing in this regard, adding they also did not support lawyers for establishment of the high court branch in Chitral. Other stakeholders expressed their views regarding provision of free legal assistance to the needy and poor segment of Chitral and hailed the efforts of SRSP. The SRSP will detail a panel of lawyers providing them free legal assistance. Former district Nazim Maghriat Shah and former MPA Maulana Abdul Rahman hailed SRSP’s efforts for registering 610 village organizations, both of males and females and training them in different developmental sectors like honey beekeeping, household enterprises, handicraft etc. A large number of stakeholders comprising military, police, civil officers and heads of line departments, mangers of different banks, lawyers, paramedics and social workers participated in workshop.]]>

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