Did you know? Among 10 Balochistan districts, not a single woman was able to contest elections

Did you know? Among 10 Balochistan districts, not a single woman was able to contest elections

June 4, 2022 0

What happened:

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.

Details:

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).

About elections:

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.

Mahnoor Tariq
Mahnoor Tariq
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