Former PML N Minister Haroon Sultan Bukhari terms it haram to vote for women

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Former PML N Minister Haroon Sultan Bukhari terms it haram to vote for women

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate from Muzaffargarh Haroon Sultan Bukhari has termed it ‘haram’ (forbidden by Islam) to cast vote 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.

Haroon made this contentious claim while addressing a public meeting in his constituency.

The PML-N candidate said he is bound to the directions of religion, adding he would abstain from casting vote to a woman as it is considered ‘haram’ in Islam.

Haroon has served as provincial minister for social welfare & Bait-ul-Mall in the previous tenure of the PML-N government.