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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Don’t negotiate women in Pakistan
While we women welcome the initiative of talks taken by the government and stand in full solidarity with them, we would like to clearly state that women will not be a negotiating chip this time. We have dealt with the Taliban for over a decade and...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Women prevented from voting during NA-25 DI Khan by-elections, Pakistan
Women voters were prevented from participating in the by-elections taking place in the Union Council Kari Shamuzi NA-25 earlier today, Express News reported. The reason behind this is not yet known. There are 308 polling stations where voting will...
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Women’s representation in Pakistan: Reduction in local govt seats decried
The National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) and civil society members expressed concern over the reduced number of women’s seats in local government bills enacted in Punjab and Sindh in a meeting held on Tuesday. The participants who...
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Pakistani women yearn for greater enfranchisement
Few female candidates ran for seats in the by-elections for provincial and National Assembly seats in Pakistan recently, let alone won. Similarly, after the country’s general elections in May 2013, the number of women holding contested National...
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Nowshera, Lakki Marwat: Re-polling in stations with women vote bar, Pakistan
The Peshawar High Court on Monday ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to hold re-elections on polling stations of NA-5 Nowshera and NA-27 Lakki Marwat, where women were barred from voting on August 22 by-elections. The court has also...
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Changing trends: Edging out old-timers, female politicians take their seats, Pakistan
KARACHI:The major-league of political parties today might paint a picture of male leadership but the by-elections in Sindh on Thursday, in which Pakistan Peoples Party’s Shazia Atta Marri and Shamsun Nisa Memon won from Sanghar and Thatta, proved...
Saturday, August 17, 2013
ANP woman leader shot dead in Peshawar, Pakistan
A woman leader of the Awami National Party (ANP), who was a candidate on reserved seats for women, was shot dead inside her house in Hayatabad on Friday night. Najma Hanif Jadoon’s spouse and former Tehsil Nazim, Hanif Gul Jadoon, was killed along...
Friday, July 19, 2013
Awareness stressed for women’s participation in electoral process in Pakistan
Speakers stressed on the need for education, awareness and training to enhance participation of women in the electoral politics. They were speaking at a conference titled ‘Enhancing the Role of Women for Participation in Electoral Process’ organised...
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Woman runs for election in Pakistan tribal area
For most women in Pakistan's war-torn and ultra-conservative frontier region, casting a vote in an election is an impossible dream, let alone standing as a candidate.But one woman from Bajaur, a strife-ridden area bordering Afghanistan, has stunned...