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Women’s role in voting and elections

Women’s role in voting and elections" in Gilgit Baltistan

Muhammad Hussain Women are an integral part of our society and they should not be neglected. As far as the women of Gilgit Baltistan are concern, they are deprived of their basic rights. They can’t cast their votes as per their choice. They are instructed to vote for a particular person. Unfortunately, the literacy rate is very low. According to ...

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CEC says it is ‘criminal’ to ban women from voting, Tribune reports


By Shabbir Mir Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Election Commissioner Justice Tahir Ali Shah took strong exception on Monday to a decision taken by a jirga last week to bar women from voting in legislative assembly elections. The CEC said it was nothing short of a criminal act, Express tribune reported. Justice Shah asked G-B Chief Secretary Tahir Hussain and IGP Zafar Iqbal Awan ...

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