In the history of political participation and representation, women have either been under-represented or excluded. The notion of “private woman and public man” described patriarchal society in recorded history. In Fata, this notion is still working with greater impetus. Women have been denied participant roles in the political electoral system because of their perceived physical, intellectual and man-controlled honour complexes. According to statistical data, women constitute more than half of the total population of Fata. Gender imbalance in voter registration exists in tribal areas.
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