CIP calls for measures to protect political, electoral rights

TANDO ALLHAYAAR – Coalition for Inclusive Pakistan (CIP) Hyderabad Region has stressed upon the federal and provincial governments and legislators to take effective measures to protect the political and electoral rights of the marginalized groups including women, persons with disabilities (PWDs) and transgender persons.

The Convener CIP Hyderabad Region Abid Lashari,Manthar Magsi and others while addressing a Press Conference in Tando Allahyar Press Club insisted  for enhancing the electoral and political participation of women, PWDs and transgender persons.

The CIP representatives also put recommendations for electoral reforms & enhancing Persons with disabilities, transgender & women’s political and electoral participation.

CIP also urges ECP to separately provide number of transgender voters in country

CIP  demanded Sindh Government to reserve at-least one seat  for persons with disabilities at union council level in Local bodies.  They demanded one seat for each province of persons with disabilities in the National Assembly & Senate. Convener urged for one seat reserved for persons with disabilities in all provincial Assemblies including GB & AJK. They demanded to launch voter education campaigns in the areas where female voter turnout remained low during General Election 2018.  They stressed the need  to constitute district committees to facilitate transgender persons acquiring CNICs. CIP also urged ECP to separately provide the number of transgender voters in the country and to include trans-women (trans-feminine) in female voter lists and trans-men (trans-masculine) in male voter lists.  They also highlighted the difficulties being faced by Persons with disabilities in getting CNICs and demanded to introduce one-window operation for their smooth registration. 

In addition, the reserved job quota in Sindh 5% for persons with disabilities & 2% for Transgender community should be filled out with letter in spirit.

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