File photo of Dr. Durroshum Ayesha Khan

Sheikh Razzaq :


For the first time in the history of local government elections, the first woman chairperson has been elected in Balochistan. Dr. Durroshum Ayesha Khan was elected as the chairperson from Balochistan’s Naseerabad district. Election Commission source say she was elected as chairperson on union council 25 Naseerabad.

“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 this scribe on Thursday.

Dr. Durronsum Khan took oath as chairpeson of UC earlier

Earlier, Dr Durrosum Khan took oath and submitted nomination papers for the slot of chairperson of the union council Naseerabad. However, no contestant appeared to contest the slot and subsequently she was elected unopposed.

Parliamentary Secretary Law and Parliamentary Affairs Balochistan Dr Rubaba Khan Buledi, Sardar Behram Khan Buledi and other notables of the district were also present during the oath taking ceremony held at Dera Murad Jamali, the headquarter of Naseerabad division.

She expressed the resolve to address education and health issues in the area

Talking to newly sworn-in councillors, Chairperson Dr. Durrosum Khan reiterated her resole to ensure the best medical, health and sanitation facilities to the local population of her union council. She said that local government system is the basic unit in the democratic governments wherein the issues of the people are resolved by local government representatives on gross root level.

“Parliamentary Secretary Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Dr Rubaba is my role model in the politics and social work,” she said, expressing her resolve to serve people of her constituency with same zeal and vigour. It merits mentioning here that newly-elect chairperson is health graduate and passed Dars-e- Nizami from wifaqul Madaris.

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