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Women’s right to vote in question during KP local polls

PESHAWAR: The women’s right to vote faces stiff resistance in conservative Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province as local elders restrained women to cast their votes in several areas of the province, ARY News reported on Saturday.

The local people with a concensus decision prohibited the women to cast their votes in Adeena union council in district Swabi. In the area 4615 women have been registered as voters.

Men entered in a polling station of Abbottabad to forbid women from casting their votes.

Local people forcefully stopped polling at a women polling station in union council Hajizai in Charsadda.

In Nowshera local elders stopped women to cast their votes in union council Bahallo in the ongoing local bodies election. According to reports the women were also stopped to cast their votes in Tank district.

In a union council of the provincial capital city Peshawar local people forcefully stopped polling at a women polling station in union council 41.

In Dera Ismail Khan local elders in union council Kech deprived the women voters from exercising their right to vote again. The women of the area could not cast their votes in elections for last 30 years.

The election commission has directed the provincial government and District Returning Officers (DROs) to take steps as women could cast their votes.

The commission has also summoned a report from the government over the issue.

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