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Pakistani tribal women to run for elections

Badam Zerri and Nusrat Begum make history by becoming first women in tribal regions to contest parliamentary seats.

Last Modified: 19 Apr 2013 09:36
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The final list of candidates for Pakistan's May elections is expected to be published soon.
In the relatively lawless tribal areas, women are rarely seen in public and those who work outside their homes are targeted by the Taliban.
But two women are determined to make history by running for seats in the national assembly.

Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports from Lower Dir.


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