Making history, Luke Rahmat is the first Kalash man to run for a general seat in the provincial assembly from PK-2 Lower Chitral.
Ahmadis face an impossible choice at the ballot box: denounce their core religious beliefs or be excluded from voting altogether. This discriminatory system, in place for over 50 years, has silenced their voices and denied them a crucial role in shaping Pakistan's democracy, including the upcoming elections of 2024.
The parties pledge inclusive laws and protection against forced conversions and blasphemy accusations. But, the critical question remains: will they follow through on these commitments if elected into power? witnessed a sluggish start to polling in Lahore and the Federal Territory, while violence and terror attacks marred elections in various parts of KP and Balochistan. Internet and communications faced disruptions across the country.
Unravelling election manifestos is like decoding a roadmap to a brighter future. It is where promises meet empowerment. But is the same true for the manifestos presented by the PPP, PML-N and PTI for Feb 8 elections? Say, if one of them wins the elections, will women get a fabulous makeover in Pakistan?
Activists and politicians warn that any attempt to disturb the election process through internet and mobile phone service outages on February 8 will further isolate Balochistan from rest of the country