Khuli Kutchery – Khwazakhela, Swat
The khuli kutchery was held in Model School, Khwazakhela in Swat. The event was jointly hosted by Tehsil Council-Khwazakhela, a Public Contact Committee (consisting of local CSO partners) formed for the khuli kutchery and the Foundation. 115 participants (including 20 women) attended the khuli kutchery, including public applicants, elected & non-elected LAs, PCC members and journalists. The Tehsil Nazim and other senior elected/non-elected duty bearers directly heard issues and needs of local people from nine VCs and issued directives to resolve these issues.
60 public petitions were presented and processed in the khuli kutchery. 25 of these related to infrastructure including construction of a suspension bridge, construction of link roads and repair and maintenance of roads. Other public demands included construction/installation of a tube well/handpump, repair of water supply and construction of sewerage lines. “The LHW only comes during a polio campaign, she is not available otherwise,” was one the issues raised by local women who reportedly attended a public event for the first time after the long militancy period that brought death and fear in this area. The Tehsil Nazim and other senior elected/non-elected duty bearers directly heard issues and needs of local people from nine VCs.