Elders banned the women registration in districts tribal agencies.
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Elders banned the women registration in districts tribal agencies.

Peshawar : Pakistan | Sep 28, 2011 at 1:31 AM PDT
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The head of the voter registration centre told the women they were still banned from voting

Peshawar, 28 September 2011, Elders of different area of KP province have banned the female voter registration in new voter list. That affects the news computerized voter list in province. NADRA has Re-Registration of Voter list in different area of the Khyber Province and tribal agencies.

According to sources the elders of seven districts including Peshawar has banned the women registration in new list, also in some tribal area women were not allowed to check their name in voter list nor the elders check and excused to teams whose checking the women name.

Sources said that women’s in Rural area of Peshawar including Mattani , BadhBher , DaudZai , Mathra , Chamkani were not permitted to check their name in Voter list , because of the elders of the area . There was more area of FR Peshawar and tribal belt where women have no right to register their name in new computerized list.

Women registrations in tribal agencies, FR agencies were banned by militants groups and families worried from Militants groups. Because if they registered the women name in new voter list, may be they face punishment from the Militants groups. Some families want to register their women name in list but it’s not the tradition in KP province.

Teams whose registering the name of voters has informed the provincial election commission and education department about women registration issue.

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The voter registration process was launched on November 15
The voter registration process was launched on November 15
musarrat ullah jan is based in Peshawar, North West Frontier, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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