Only 56pc women have CNICs in rural Punjab: survey | Pakistan Today

Only 56pc women have CNICs in rural Punjab: survey

ISLAMABAD: A Survey conducted by Punjab Commission on Status of Women here Friday revealed that in rural areas of Punjab only 56 percent of young women have Computerized National Identity Cards (CNIC).

According to a survey as compared with rural peers, urban women have 64 percent of CNICs of women age 18 years and above.

Fewer CNICs were issued to women in Punjab (41 %) as compared to men (59 %), it said.

In General Election 2018, 69 percent of all young women have voted, compared to 32 percent in the elections of 2013.

It said that 69 percent of political participation has been noted during the year 2010 to 2018 and only 39 percent of women were aware of political parties and 1.9 percent were active members of these political parties.

62 percent of young women are using cell phones in Punjab (71% urban) while 34 percent have computer literacy.

21 percent young women have access to the internet and out these 82 percent participate in social media forums, it added.

The survey stressed that NADRA should actively seek to eliminate the gender gap in CNICs and voter registration through extensive outreach campaigns especially in high schools and colleges.

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