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Tribal Women stopped from casting votes

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Pakistan, Peshawar News : Women voters have been stopped from excercising their right of franchise in the by-election in different constituencies of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

According to reports, the areas where female voters have been stopped include Zindgi Khel, Khairo Khail, Pahar Khel, Kot Kashmir, Bakhmal Ahmed Zai and Nawar Khel in National Assembly Constituency NA-27 in Lakki Marwat and Nowshera in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and district Mianwali in Punjab.

According to report, the ban was imposed by tribal jirgas comprising local elders. in PP-118 Phalia, women didn’t cast their votes after a Panchayat passed the order against using their right of franchise.

Meanwhile the Election Commission spokesman said that stopping women from casting vote was a crime and the electoral body would count votes of women and men separately.

The ECP directed the Returning Officers at all polling stations to compile the record of votes separately.

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