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Elections 2018: Where did all the women go?

The Pakistan Peoples Party has fielded more female candidates for the election than any other party. The party has fielded a whopping 15 women, whereas the PTI has fielded 12 and PML-N 10. There are a total of 849 seats in the national and provincial assemblies. Political parties submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan...

SAMAA | - Posted: Jul 5, 2018 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jul 5, 2018 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
Elections 2018: Where did all the women go?

Artwork: Ayesha Ather

The Pakistan Peoples Party has fielded more female candidates for the election than any other party. The party has fielded a whopping 15 women, whereas the PTI has fielded 12 and PML-N 10.

There are a total of 849 seats in the national and provincial assemblies.

Political parties submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan that of the total number of candidates given tickets, 5% are women.

The PPP has awarded tickets to Shaista Razzak for NA-17 Haripur and Shehla Raza for NA-243 Karachi. Asma Alamgir, Yasmin Safdar, Mehreen Anwar, Sumera Gul, Nafisa Shah, Shazia Atta Marri, Nargis Faiz and Samina Khalid were also given tickets.

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