Parties urged to ensure women participation in polls
KARACHI: All political parties must rise above their ideological differences and ensure that no woman eligible to cast her vote in the next elections is deprived of her right guaranteed under the constitution of Pakistan.
Participants of a program organised by Aurat Foundation to commemorate National Voters Day here on Wednesday also appealed to the national as well as provincial election commissioners for timely and adequate arrangements facilitating women, particularly those from tribal areas, to be part of the polls. “They must not only be allowed to cast their votes without any pressure or fear but should also be given tickets for winning seats,” said Rubina Brohi.
Political workers, activists and former women councilors present on the occasion also expressed their support for local bodies system. in the country as this ensured public representation at the grass-root levels.They, however, said that the procedure at every phase must be transparent and all stakeholders must be involved for their explicit opinion in the process.