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Pakistan: 7 Reasons for Pakistani Women to Vote This Time. Can female candidates equally win on general seats?

Govt urged to ensure maximum participation of women in polls GlobalPost The women activists also urged the Election Commission of Pakistan to fully enforce their code of conduct relating to ensure maximum number of voters at polling stations. The election results should be declared null and void, if women voters’ turnout …

Civil society demands leading roles for women Pakistan Daily Times They have demanded that women are given leading roles at the upcoming general elections. The ‘First National Networking Summit on Women’s Leadership’ was jointly organised by Search for Common Ground Pakistan and Insan Foundation Trust as part…

7 Reasons for Pakistani Women to Vote This Time The News International (blog) Elections in Pakistan are due by next month. Although casting of vote is every citizen’s responsibility and there should be no gender discrimination whatsoever in this regard. However following are the eight special reasons for Pakistani women to vote…

Political parties only field three women on general seats The Express Tribune For Fareeda Iqbal, the time for female voters to make their voice heard is now. As Pakistan gears up for 2013 elections, political parties should know the female vote is equally powerful. Women should claim their position and refuse to be kept at the …

Only 43.5pc women are voters Peninsula On-line ISLAMABAD: Women in Pakistan are nearly 50 percent of the country’s population, but only 43.5 percent are registered voters, while the situation is more pathetic in the rural areas where they do not know how to vote. There was zero turnout of women …

What women voters want Part two of “Voters’ voice” focuses on what expectations female voters have from the government which will be formed as a result of the May 11 polls. Pakistan has a total of 37, 560, 654 registered female voters in the coming general elections, a …

Can female candidates equally win on general seats? The women who managed to win in the 2008 elections on the general seats included National Assembly Speaker Fahmida Mirza, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, Tehmina Daultana, Sumaira Malik, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan and Samina Khalid Ghurki.

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