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ECP warns constituency results may be declared invalid if women’s participation not ensured | Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: Any space the place girls are stopped from or face hindrances in voting might face the election in its constituency turning into invalid, two of the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) provincial chapters stated Saturday.

As the nation heads to the polling stations on July 25, the ECP’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan chapters took discover of some reported offers that had been made to not enable native girls to vote.

They stated the results of any constituency would be declared invalid ought to the feminine turnout be decrease than 10 per cent. Any individual discovered concerned in or facilitating such a deal may resist three years in jail.

According to Pir Maqbool Ahmed, the provincial election commissioner, people discovered to be a part of offers that might hinder girls from voting or facilitating them may face sentences of as much as three years.

Ahmed burdened that the candidates for the upcoming common election and different leaders and politicians ought to strive to make sure that all girls participate within the voting course of.

Further steps will be taken to cease such offers from materialising within the first place, he added.

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