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Reserved seats for women

FIFTEEN women candidates have been electedas members of the National Assembly on general seats which should suffice in the representation of women, particularlywhen the men represent women as well.

Previous performance of women inducted bythe former president in the Senate and National Assembly has proved thefutility of reserve seats for women which are occupied by members of politicalfamilies and professional politicians who enjoyed pay, perks and foreignpleasure trips at public expense, and thatÂ’s all they did in their tenure.

PPP, PML(N) and ANP would do a great favourto the poor taxpayers if they are saved from financial burden of the reservewomen’s seats, by doing away with them.

SAIFULLAH KHAN SHINWARI, Peshawar
Source: Dawn
Date:4/2/2009