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Ban on women voters

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BLINDNESS separates people from things; deafness separates people from people. The banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan warned women of Hangu against taking part in the recently-held by-election, otherwise they would be kidnapped and killed. As a result, women were not allowed to vote at many polling stations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Taliban had issued a similar warning […]

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Soldiering on: Ruqayya Hashmi fights for Shia Hazara community in Balochistan

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ISLAMABAD: In several cities across Pakistan, political parties and candidates have faced threats and deadly attacks on the basis of political ideology. But, in Quetta, Dr Ruqayya Saeed Hashmi has battled a different kind of threat throughout her election campaign. She is a Shia Hazara politician, contesting elections for NA-259 from the platform of Pakistan […]

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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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Agreement to allow women voting in Bajaur


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KHAR: Political and religious parties and candidates for two National Assembly constituencies in Bajaur Agency, NA-43 and NA-44, have agreed to encourage local women to cast vote on May 11.The agreement came during a meeting here on Wednesday. Jamaat-i-Islami, Fata chief Sahibzada Haroonur Rasheed, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader and candidate for NA-44 Shahabuddin Khan, Jamiat […]

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