Quetta – Panjpai, a sub-Tehsil of Quetta district doesn’t have a single girl’s high school, learnt The Balochistan Point.
Panjpai is a town of over 10,000 people and it’s situated at a distance of 80 Kilometer from provincial capital of Quetta. Only Boy’s High School of the town was established in 1978 and there is not a single girls High school even in 2015.
There is a Middle School for girls where female students can study up to class 8th, after which they have no choice but to discontinue their studies.
Presently, Balochistan government has imposed an educational emergency in the province but establishment of Girls High School in Panjpai town is not on the cards.
“Our sisters are deprived of the blessing of education in 21st century due to apathy of current government,” Imran Sumalani, a native of Panjpai told The Balochistan Point. He further added that denying females the opportunity to complete their education is gender discrimination.
“Government officials have been approached several times about this issue but no one has bothered to take this issue seriously,” lamented Mr. Sumalani.
Balochistan government is vigorously promoting its educational emergency campaign through newspaper advertisements. This campaign has been termed as a political gimmick and severely criticized by different sections of the society.
Through the platform of The Balochistan Point, Mr. Imran Sumalani and other residents of Panjpai have demand from Balochistan government to establish A Girl’s High School in Panjpai sub-Tehsil.
Published in The Balochistan Point on April 19, 2015