Analyzing the Factors on Girl’s Education in Mehsud Tribe: A Case of D.I. Khan
Author: Asma Adam

Education is a fundamental factor for any country’s development. Woman’s education plays a vital role in their development. Unfortunately, Pakistan has the lowest literacy rate in the world. The figures become worse when it comes to the Trible regions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The war on terror in tribal agencies made the conditions worse. The War of 2007 in South Waziristan compelled a lot of Mehsud families towards different cities of Pakistan. Most of these people migrated to D.I. Khan. This study is conducted in the nearby suburbs of D.I. Khan. The study aims to identify the social and economic factors of urban life that encouraged the Mehsud community for girls’ education. In-depth interviews with parents and daughters were conducted for data collection. Thematic analysis was used for the analysis of collected data. The overall analysis of this study shows that an average Mehsud tribal family is now supportive of female education because of better access to education, opportunities, and freedom of mobility. Further results indicate that there are still some barriers in way of girls’ education. Foremost among those is financial constraints, whereas mobility, social norms, and gender discrimination were also considered to be the contributing factors. Supervisor:- Dr. Usman Ahmad

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Supervisor: Usman Ahmad

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