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It is ‘haram’ to cast votes for women, claims PML-N candidate




Pakistan Muslim league-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate and former lawmaker from Punjab Haroon Sultan claims it is ‘haram; (forbidden by Islam) to cast votes for women.

Haroon is contesting elections from the National Assembly constituency NA-184 against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI’s) female candidate Zehra Basit Sultan Bukhari, who is also reportedly his sister-in-law.

The claims were made during an address in his constituency in Muzaffargarh. Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has fielded Nawaz Iftikhar Khan in this constituency.

Sultan also claimed that he, if elected on July 25, will follow directions of Islam and will abstain from casting a vote to any female candidates as it is considered ‘haram’ in Islam.

He went on further to say: “I will work under the commands of Allah and His messenger, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and will desist from doing the contrary.”

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