Women prevented from voting during NA-25 DI Khan by-elections


Women voters were prevented from participating in the by-elections taking place in the Union Council Kari Shamuzi NA-25 on Wednesday, a private TV channel reported. There have been similar previous incidents in the past when women were prevented to vote. Not a single woman could cast her vote in NA-103 Hafizabad during the by-elections in August. Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, during his recent visit to DI Khan, convinced provincial law minister Israrullah Gandapur to withdraw his support for Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) candidate Maulana Asad Mehmood in the by-polls for NA-25. Earlier the by-elections in the NA-25 constituency were postponed from August 22 due to security reasons. There were intelligence reports that terrorists could carry out attacks.