Only six women reach NA on general seats, Pakistan

Out of 272 general seats, only six women reached in the National Assembly and eight women got hold of general seats in the Punjab assembly, out of 297 general seats.  Although the manifestos of all mainstream political parties claimed greater political participation by women but post polls situation defies the claims. The political parties winning in general election 2013 have shown abysmally low share in general seats for them, said by Gender Election Monitoring Cell. Earlier, the nomination lists for females candidates on reserved seats too were submitted incomplete by 18 out of 19 political parties contesting from Punjab.

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