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Empowerment: 37.4m women registered to vote in 2013 polls

ISLAMABAD: For the first time in Pakistan’s history, 37.4 million female voters have registered to cast their votes in the 2013 general elections, the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) said in a statement released on the International Women’s Day ... Read More »

Candidate scrutiny: Online data to ensure voters get their money’s worth

Voters in Pakistan and indeed anyone with an internet connection will soon be able to pore over the financial honesty of the people who want to become their elected representatives in the next polls. While many democracies already have this ... Read More »

Election Trailer: FAFEN reports rigging in Feb 18 by-polls

The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has reported widespread rigging in by-polls held in two constituencies in Sindh and one in Punjab on February 18. By-elections were held in PP-239 (Vehari-VIII) Punjab and PS-73 (Jamshoro-cum-Dadu) and PS-84 (Thatta-I) in ... Read More »

Poll contestants required to declare financial history

The election authorities have decided to add a number of new columns to nomination forms that every candidate is required to submit before taking part in the elections – with a focus on their financial history for the past three ... Read More »

National Assembly passes landmark women’s rights bill

The National Assembly passed a twice-snubbed landmark private bill demanding greater social protection for women. The Prevention of Anti-Women Practices (Criminal Law Amendment) Act 2011, which was authored by Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid MNA Dr Donya Aziz, had remained stuck for three ... Read More »