Tag: Women Issues

3.8m more women added to electoral rolls due to registration drive, says ECP representative

KARACHI: An election commission representative has informed that the ECP’s aggressive registration drive in collaboration with Nadra and civil society had registered as many as 3.8 million women voters in recent months, compared to the initially identified 12 million women voters who were left out of the electoral rolls. Nighat Siddique, ECP’s Additional Director General …

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How will the women from Mianwali who do not have CNICs vote in the upcoming election?

  72-year-old Khayal Marjana lives in a mudhouse on a hill about ten kilometres from the centre of Kalabagh in district Mianwali. She doesn’t remember how long she has been living in the same house, but recalls that her parental house used to be on a hill opposite to where she lives now. She has …

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Marriages of Inconvenience: How Pakistan is failing its child brides

Umerkot is famous. Mughal Emperor Akbar was born here in 1542. His parents – dethroned Emperor Humayun and his child-bride Hamida Banu Begum – were then staying here in exile in a 14th-century fort. Umerkot is also famous because of its ruler Umer Soomro who lived a few hundred years ago. One day while visiting …

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