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More than 10pc women voters’ participation urged

More than 10pc women voters’ participation urged

By Said Alam Khan PESHAWAR –  Speakers at a round-table discussion on ‘Draft Election Bill-2017’ on Wednesday asked the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to ensure more than 10 per cent women voters’ participation in each constituency in the upcoming ...

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ECP powers: FAFEN points at gaps in elections bill

ECP powers: FAFEN points at gaps in elections bill

ISLAMABAD: The Draft Elections Bill, 2017 is a combination of both progressive and regressive measures. This may turn out to be counterproductive and may not yield the desired results of improving the quality of elections. These observations were shared at a ...

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Where are the women voters?

Where are the women voters?

By AHMED BILAL MEHBOOB AS we get closer to 2018 when the current national and provincial assemblies complete their five-year term, several election-related issues are attracting the attention of decision-makers and other stakeholders. As far as women voters are concerned, two ...

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Over 95pc women in 17 constituencies didn’t vote in 2013

Over 95pc women in 17 constituencies didn’t vote in 2013

By IFTIKHAR A. KHAN ISLAMABAD: Over 95 per cent of registered women voters in at least 17 National Assembly constituencies did not cast their votes in the 2013 general elections. A document prepared by the Election Commission of Pakistan, available with ...

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Women’s votes

Women’s votes

The 2013 general elections saw a slight closing of the electoral gender map. The female voter turnout was the highest ever at 40 percent of all votes cast while there were 455 women candidates for general seats at the national ...

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