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Educational issues of Damel valley discussed

CHITRAL, Aug 16: A one-day educational conference was held in Damel valley the other day which was attended  by politicians, social workers, educationists, students and general public. eduMNA Chitral Iftikharuddin was Chief Guest , Haji Sultan, the provincial leader of PTI, presided over the conference. The conference was organized by Damel Welfare Society, headed by Asmat Chitrali,  in the Government high School Damel. The people who address the conference were Khursheed Chairman, the ex-chairman of District council; Asmat Dameli, the chairman of Damel Welfare Society; Ashraf Uddin, Principal High School Damel; Sultan Khan, Chairman Zakat Committee, Fakhruddin Akhunzada, Executive Director FLI Islamabad; Naseem Haider, member Anjuman-e-Taraqi Palula; Qazi Israr, ex-councillor, Isfandiyar, Chairman Young Star Welfare Association and teachers of the area. A great number of people and student attended the conference. The MNA said that Chitral is among the top ten districts of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa where literacy rate is high but the literacy rate in the southern Chitral is very low. He promised to play his role to address the issue. Tehsil Arandu, where this conference was held, is homeland of multi-ethnic groups, seven language communities live in the area. One of the issue is that non-local teachers do not understand the language of students which negatively affects the learning process of students. The conference was fist of its kind which provided opportunity to discuss the educational issue of the area as well as it created awareness regarding education. People of the area and politicians first time openly discuss the issues. At end of the conference shields were distributed among the student and teacher for their best performance.–Fakhruddin Akhunzada]]>

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