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Hameeda Shahid

First woman to challenge status quo in Upper Dir in 2018 polls

PESHAWAR: In an attempt to break a taboo restricting women from exercising their right to vote and encourage them to have their say at ballot box, Hameeda Shahid is all to contest the upcoming general elections on a Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly seat in the province’s Upper Dir district.   She is the first woman to run on a general seat from the region where women find it hard to raise voice for their rights and stepping in the electoral arena is virtually no-go area for them. In the past, women were even restricted from…