Women’s representation in Pakistan elections

Mehrotra, Abhinav and Upadhyay, Amit (2024) Women’s representation in Pakistan elections. The Daily Guardian.

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Amidst the news of the formation of a coalition government in Pakistan following a political crisis, an important question of women’s political participation and representation in Pakistan’s elections, both as candidates and voters, has been raised. Among a thousand candidates vying for a seat in the recent general elections resulting in a hung parliament, a few hundred women chose to challenge the system and gender stereotypes and fought the elections amidst allegations of pre-poll rigging, violence, ballot box snatching, vandalism, and gunfire. In the election that concluded, out of the 266 seats in the National Assembly, or the lower house of parliament, 70 seats were reserved for women and minorities

Item Type: Article in News Papers and Magazine
Keywords: Pakistan’s elections | Women | Equality
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Political Science
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Subhajit Bhattacharjee
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2024 15:52
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2024 15:53
Official URL: https://thedailyguardian.com/womens-representation...
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/7352


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