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.