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NCSW Endorses Demand for Re-poling in 6 Polling Stations of NA-23/PK-63

May 16, 2013

A meeting was held in National Commission on the Status of Women, Islamabad on 16th May, 2013, with the delegation of Kohistan from (NA-23/PK-63) called upon Chairperson, NCSW Ms. Khawar Mumtaz. The delegation included Mr. Malik Haider, a candidate of PK-63, former UC Nazims and other activists. They brought to the notice of NCSW the fact that of women having unable to exercise their right to vote due to the absence of female polling staff in the six polling stations. (88-GPS Peero Bela P, 89-GPS-Shaha Daar P, 90-GMS Bara Yar P, 110-BHU Gabral P, 114-BHU Gral P, 115-GPS Bari Kandia P. The delegation also informed the NCSW that they had filed a petition with the Election Commission of Pakistan demanding re-polling in the above polling stations and shared their petition with NCSW.

NCSW has endorsed their request and urges the ECP to have re-polling conducted in above polling stations so that women of the area may cast their vote.

Nishat Bashir

Senior Programme Officer, NCSW

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