Pakistan elections: The women who are forbidden from voting


A street in the town of Dhurnal, Pakistan. © AFP

Voting is a constitutional right for all adults in Pakistan, which goes to the polls in a general election on February 8. But in some rural areas, still ruled by a patriarchal system of male village elders, women are effectively barred from voting. That is the case in the small northern town of Dhurnal, where a ban has been in place for more than 50 years.

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