The villages where women never cast their votes are Kot Ghazi Kalan, Kot Ghazi Khurd, Burj Fattu and Thatha Mallahwan in Jalalpur Bhattian area. Villager Noor Hussain, talking to Express News, said, “Our women will never cast votes as advised by our ancestors. We will continue this tradition of them not casting votes.”‘Low representation of women voters, candidates due to persistent patriarchy’Another villager, Amjad Ali, said they will follow the wishes of their elders and not let women cast their ballots. Maybe in the next elections, women cast their votes in these villages, but not the upcoming polls.”The population of these villages is 6,000 and there are 1,485 registered voters including 529 women. Four million Balochistan women will not be able to vote in electionsThe PML-N has won the most seats from Hafizabad in the past.
Source: The Express Tribune July 21, 2018 16:18 UTC