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Over 130,000 women in Bajaur deprived of voting right

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KHAR: Only 2,800 women voters were able to cast their vote in the two National Assembly constituencies of Bajaur Agency in May 11 general election despite assurance of the candidates to the Election Commission of Pakistan that they would allow the women to exercise their vote right. An ECP official told Dawn here on Thursday […]

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The women’s vote


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As analysts begin to pick over the still-evolving results of the 2013 general elections, there is one aspect that already stands out and will bear very careful future attention – the women voters of the nation. And not just women voters, but women candidates as well. Two were of particular note, and neither had much […]

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Repolling recommended in constituencies where women were not allowed to vote

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A team of election monitors have demanded that polls be declared void in constituencies where women were barred from voting. Gender Concerns International on Monday demanded that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) nullify the results and call fresh elections in every constituency where women were barred from voting due to flagrant violations of the […]

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Women don’t cast vote in conservative Torghar

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MANSEHRA: Women voters didn’t exercise their franchise in Torghar on Saturday due to local culture and traditions. “Local elders and tribesmen didn’t allow women to cast vote at combined polling stations in Torghar. Staff were present there but women didn’t show up throughout the day,” said Mohammad Zahid, local member of Human Rights Commission of […]

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Elders won’t let Paikhel women cast vote


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MIANWALI: Despite reportedly agreeing to allow women their right to vote over a month ago at a gathering arranged by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Ayla Malik in Paikhel union council, the area elders have again barred the female folk from exercising the right to franchise on May 11. During a visit by this correspondent to the […]

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Administration told to facilitate women voters

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has asked the Malakand division authorities to take administrative measures to create a congenial atmosphere for the women voters to cast their votes, ensuring their participation in the polling process. Provincial information minister Musarrat Qadeem, according to an official handout issued on Saturday has directed the Malakand division’s commissioner to […]

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Steps urged to reassure women voters

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Jamal Shahid ISLAMABAD: Although the National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) appreciated measures taken to ensure participation of women in the upcoming elections, the statutory body believes there remains a lot more to do. At a press conference held on Tuesday, the NCSW urged the Election Commission of Pakistan to increase representation of […]

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NADRA does not have biometric data of 3.72m women voters

By: Jamal Shahid ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) does not have biometric record of as many as 3.72 million women voters. According to Nadra’s district-wise data, Punjab tops the list where fingerprints and photographs of more than 2.62 million women have not been made available to the registration authority. In Rawalpindi tehsil […]

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