Did you know? Among 10 Balochistan districts, not a single woman was able to contest elections
Due to cultural taboos, a lack of education, and lack of awareness, no woman ran for any general seat in the recent local government (LG) elections in Balochistan’s ten districts.
The districts of Killa Abdullah, Chaman, Nushki, Chagai, Zhob, Sherani, Killa Saifullah, Harnai, Ziarat, and Surab did not have a single woman candidate running for general seats. According to a study provided by the Free and Fair Elections Network, only 132 women (less than 1%) ran in various wards in Balochistan’s urban and rural councils (FAFEN).
On election day, according to FAFEN observers, a considerable number of voters turned out to vote. Despite the fact that the majority of polling stations (65%) were classified as sensitive or most-sensitive in terms of security, the election day was mainly quiet, with just a few isolated incidences of local violence reported in 23 districts.