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Move tarnishes parties’ image: women reserved seats given to kith and kin!

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By: ZULFIQAR AHMAD & NAVEED BUTT The distribution of reserved seats for women in the National Assembly to wives, daughters, or relatives of top party stalwarts while ignoring women at the grass-roots level, has badly tarnished the image of major political parties. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) which had bagged 31 seats reserved for women bestowed […]

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Reserved seats for women and the elite’s hold on them

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By: Dr Farzana Bari The resignation of Fauzia Kasuri, a veteran leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), from the party has revitalised the controversies surrounding quota politics in Pakistan. The PTI’s decision to nominate Dr Shireen Mazari and Munazza Hasan on the reserved seats in the National Assembly appears to be a violation of merit. […]

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Reserved seats for women challenged in LHC

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday admitted a petition for regular hearing, challenging election procedure for women in parliament and Punjab Assembly. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah sought replies from the Election Commission of Pakistan, law secretary and others within two weeks. Petitioner, lawyer Tariq Aziz Malik submitted that there were 188 reserved […]

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Welcome nominations: Tribal women step forward

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AMID the din of election rallies, the clash of political workers and scuffles and more over tickets and constituencies, two women from Pakistan’s conservative areas quietly stepped forward and filed nomination papers for the May 11 polls. It was a big step for those two women — Badam Zari from Bajaur and Nusrat Begum from […]

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KP Assembly’s reserved seats: Papers of 100 women rejected

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Waseem Ahmad Shah PESHAWAR: The provincial election commissioner on Monday turned down around 100 nomination papers filed against seats reserved for women in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly as their names were not present in the priority lists submitted by their respective political parties. An official at the PEC office said around 229 nomination papers were […]

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