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Women Constitute Just 4% of 4,108 Aspirants for NA Seats

16:14 Apr 10 2013 Islamabad, Pakistan

Women Constitute Just 4% of 4,108 Aspirants for NA Seats
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The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN)’s Constituency Long-Term Observers (CLTOs) have observed 216 National Assembly constituencies across the country during March 24 and March 31, 2013 and found out that women constitute only 3.94% of the 4,108 candidates who submitted nomination forms for the upcoming May 11 General Election 2013.

Women constitute less than 4% of the 4,108 candidate applicants in the 216 reporting constituencies. The highest number of male candidates filed nomination papers in Punjab (2,212), followed by Sindh (554), KP (546), Balochistan (252), FATA (229) and ICT (153). Similarly, 109 out of 162 female candidates were in Punjab, 31 in Sindh, 15 in KP, 5 in ICT and two in Balochistan.
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