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Locals complain: ‘Badam Zari goes more on air than on campaigning’

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ISLAMABAD: Badam Zari, who shot to prominence for being the first woman to contest polls from the ultra-conservative tribal constituency of Bajaur Agency, naturally drew media attention. Now that very spotlight is proving to be a liability. “She is spending a bulk of her time appearing on local and foreign media instead of visiting the […]

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Women vote: a male contest

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ON March 31, in an unprecedented move two women — Badam Zari from Bajaur and Nusrat Begum from Lower Dir — filed nomination papers for the election. A former district vice president with the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, Nusrat Begum is the first woman candidate from Lower Dir, a district where women voters were often barred in […]

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Badam Zari hopeful of victory in polls

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KHAR – Badam Zari, who cannot read or write despite being married to a headteacher, has made history by becoming the first woman approved to run for election in the tribal belt. Zari, 53, may have little chance of winning, but her enthusiasm has been seized upon as a step towards emancipation in one of […]

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Badam Zari kicks off poll campaign in Bajaur

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KHAR: Badam Zari, the first woman candidate in tribal areas for the upcoming general polls, has launched her election campaign after acceptance of her nomination papers by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). An official of ECP said that Asad Sarwar, the returning officer, accepted the nomination papers of Badam Zari for contesting election for […]

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Badam Zari vows to project soft image of tribal areas

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KHAR: Badam Zari, the first tribal woman to come forward to contest for a National Assembly seat from Bajaur Agency, has said that she wants to become a powerful voice of women of tribal areas. Addressing a press conference at her house here on Monday, she said that her decision to contest the election was […]

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Two tribal women, Badam Zari and Nusrat Begum, out to make history

By: Anwarullah Khan and Haleem Asad KHAR/TIMERGARA: Two women, one from Bajaur tribal agency and the other from Lower Dir district, made history on Sunday when they became the first tribal women to file nomination papers to contest elections for National Assembly. Election Commission officials told Dawn that 40-year-old Badam Zari, wife of Sultan Khan, […]

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