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Pakistan Ulema Council declares ballot casting “Islamic responsibility”. Taliban threat to women voting in Pakistan.

BC Conservative candidate defends comments about single mothers, evolution … Vancouver Sun The B.C. Conservative Party candidate in Boundary-Similkameen has derided the Missing Women Inquiry as a waste of time and criticized single mothers for having children “without a man by their side.” Mischa Popoff, nominated in March for the Okanagan …

Religious scholars declare vote compulsory News Pakistan To a question about the women’s voting rights, Allama Ashrafi said the decree favors voting right to the women like men. However, the decree says that women officials should be deployed at the women polling stations. Ashrafi asked the people to cast …

Edict declares casting vote ‘Islamic duty’ The News International The conference issued an edict, declaring that Islam and Shariah does not prevent but supports women’s participation in the election, and any attempt to keep them away from casting votes in the forthcoming general election would be against the …

Pakistan Ulema Council declares ballot casting “Islamic responsibility” Kuwait News Agency Emphasizing on the rights of the women, the Fatwa further states that women have equal rights to vote, adding that it is not religion that bars them from voting but the feudal system. Misusing the name of Islam should be stopped immediately, said the …

 

In this picture taken on April 20, 2013, shows supporters of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), political party representing the Urdu-speaking majority, chanting slogans as they take part in an election public meeting in Karachi.


Taliban threat to women voting in Pakistan
gulfnews.com
But in the conservative northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, adjoining tribal areas on the Afghan border and southwestern province Baluchistan, few women voted at the last election and officials fear it will be the same again. “We waited the whole …

Women have equal rights to vote as men: Pakistan Ulema Council Business Recorder (blog) It expressed the confidence that a better leadership would emerge out of forthcoming elections if people of Pakistan exercised their right to vote free from pressure, coercion and expediencies. It is feared that 52 percent population will be left …

New Jordanian government wins confidence vote Al-Shorfa A high percentage of women MPs voted against Ensour and his government, with 11 of 17 women voting “No”. The percentage of negative votes is one of the highest in parliamentary history, said Wael Jaraysheh, parliamentary affairs writer for the Ammon …

Women bodies demand 33 pc share in CA Himalayan Times KATHMANDU: Women rights organisations today urged the Election Commission to ensure women’s voting rights and their 33 per cent representation in the Constituent Assembly. Women rights bodies – the National Alliance of Women Human Rights …

BN Manifesto Continues To Recognise Women’s Role Bernama KUALA LUMPUR -The Barisan Nasional’s (BN) manifesto is seen as being capable of wooing female voters who are acknowledged to be vital to the party’s victory in the 13th general election. Women, as the largest group of voters, …

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