Meet Rehana Gul, the first ever blind radio presenter in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Rehana Gul, a 27-year-old resident of Peshawar, is the first ever blind radio presenter in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Blind by birth, Rehana positions herself behind the radio console at FM 92.2 to tell stories of people with disabilities, describe their struggles and share inspirational tales of their successes. Policy makers, researchers and medical doctors come on the line to provide commentary and answer questions.

Gul was born in Shergarh town of district Mardan and first came to the city of Rawalpindi for treatment when she was six years old. After several checkups, the doctors told he would never be able to see.

About a year ago, a friend referred Gul to try out for a job at FM 92.2. The producer was impressed with her voice, Gul said, and spoke to station director Ansar Khilji about offering her a slot. Soon after, Gul pitched the idea for a program called ‘Mashaloona,’ or ‘Light,’ to highlight the issues of people with disabilities. It was approved.

Though Gul says she does not earn enough from her radio show to be self-sufficient or support her family, she said she was glad to finally have a platform to highlight the problems faced by Pakistanis who were not fully sighted or able-bodied.

Source: Arab News PK