Women prevented from voting during NA-25 DI Khan by-elections

Published: September 18, 2013
Women being prevented to vote during NA 25 DI Khan by-elections. PHOTO: INP

Women being prevented to vote during NA 25 DI Khan by-elections. PHOTO: INP

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Women voters were prevented from participating in the by-elections taking place in the Union Council Kari Shamuzi NA-25 earlier today, Express News reported.

The reason behind this is not yet known.

There are 308 polling stations where voting will take place till 5 pm.

There have been similar previous incidents in the past when women were prevented to vote. Not a single woman could cast her vote in NA-103 Hafizabad during the by-elections in August.

Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, during his recent visit to DI Khan, convinced provincial law minister Israrullah Gandapur to withdraw his support for Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) candidate Maulana Asad Mehmood in the by-polls for NA-25.

Earlier the by-elections in the NA-25 constituency were postponed from August 22 due to security reasons. There were intelligence reports that terrorists could carry out attacks.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Malik
    Sep 18, 2013 - 12:09PM

    PTI will win. In sha Allah.Recommend

  • Realist
    Sep 18, 2013 - 12:21PM

    “The reason behind this is not yet known.”????
    Everybody knows the reason. It is quite obvious!


  • It Is (still) Economy Stupid
    Sep 18, 2013 - 12:41PM

    where is election Commission and CJP? Both should nullify the results and order fresh election. It is only 50% democracy and may be we should expect 50% justice from Supreme Court of Pakistan too. Incidentally are there any women judges in Supreme Court or is it sill male fiefdom?


  • Razi
    Sep 18, 2013 - 12:50PM

    No women allowed i guess Maulana might be sensing defeat


  • Culture
    Sep 18, 2013 - 2:29PM

    They don’t understand that it the tribal culture for women not to vote. This the actual fact, pick up records of previous election polls. You will see a similar trend. We need to educate the tribal men to encourage their women to vote instead of playing blame game what Molana sahib always does.Recommend

  • sashayub
    Sep 18, 2013 - 4:52PM

    THIS is the state of Naya Suubah (luckily not naya pakistan)


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