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Islamabad

January 16, 2008
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10 women to contest on three NA seats in Balochistan

Islamabad

January 16, 2008

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ISLAMABAD: As many as 10 candidates have been nominated by different political parties to contest on three National Assembly seats reserved for women from Balochistan.

Almost all the major political parties have nominated their candidates to contest on seats reserved for women, including the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q), the Pakistan Peopleís Party (PPP), the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the regional parties.

According to the Election Commission of Pakistan, the PML and the MMA have nominated three candidates each while PPP, PML-N, National Party (NP) and Balochistan National Party-Awami (BNP-A) have nominated one candidate each for the National Assembly reserved seats for women.

Those nominated by the PML include Dr Noor Jahan Panezai, Faryal Hussain Khan and Zubaida Jalal.

The candidates nominated by the MMA include Asiya Nasir, Aliya Kamran and Farhana Nawaz.

Other candidates include Nazish Ayaz (PML-N), Dr Zil-e-Huma (PPP), Samina Khan (NP) and Farah Azeem Shah (BNP-A).

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