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Concern raised by NGO over women quota in elections

13:03 Jul 12 2018 Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

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Shabina Ayaz, a representative of the Aurat Foundation, an NGO working for women rights raised a concern regarding the quota reserved for women seats in the elections.

The activists voiced their concern over failure of certain political parties in allotment of 5 per cent tickets for general seats to women and asked the Election Commission of Pakistan to clear ambiguity about the status of such parties in the general election.

She said that as per data of the ECP, Pakistan Muslim League Eagle group had allotted 4.9 per cent of general seats’ tickets to women candidates, followed by Allah-o-Akbar Tehreek, which allotted 4 per cent of the tickets, while Qaumi Watan Party allotted only 3.2 per cent of general seats ticket to women candidates. She said that Tehreek-e-Labbaik had allotted zero per cent general seats’ tickets to women.

She said that despite violation of the code of conduct for the general election, the ECP allotted them election symbols, so it should explain the status of these political parties in general elections.
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