Women forbidden from Voting in Gilgit Baltistan


GILGIT: In Gilgit and Baltistan women are forbidden to use the right to vote as four vital political parties support this decision, Aaj News reported.

Pakistan People’s Party, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-F endorsed a Fatwa issued by Mufti’s of LA-17 constituency that prohibit women from casting their vote in the upcoming election on June 8th.

On Friday, an order was passed during a gathering at a local mosque where leaders of the four parties were also present.

Haider Khan, Dr Muhammad Zaman, Rehmat Khaliq and Ghaffar Khan represented their respected political parties.

More than 12,000 women will not be able to cast their votes in the upcoming elections.

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