Sindh govt to ensure inclusion of women in electoral system

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NAUSHAHARO FERZOE: Sindh Assembly Member Shahnaz Ansari has said that the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) and Sindh government were committed to ensuring women rights and their inclusion in the electoral system in the province.

She expressed these views on her visit to the District Election Office, on Monday, she stated that vote was the fundamental right of every individual and the active participation of women in the electoral process was imperative for exercising the right of franchise by the women.

Election Officer and Naushaharo Feroze Voters’ Education Committee focal person Naeem- ur- Rehman Jalbani briefed that there were 912 census blocks in the district and in 61 blocks number of registered woman voters was less than 40 percent.

The situation could be improved by the cooperation of concerned departments including the elected representatives, education department, health, lady health workers and civil society, he commented and added that a campaign has started so that women vote could be included in the electoral list.

On the occasion, the MPA assured the election officer of full cooperation in this regard.