PESHAWAR: Women running for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) provincial assembly in the July 25 general election can prove that women in elected office have been more successful than their male counterparts in participation.
Although there are far fewer female members in KP’s assembly, on average they pushed through twice as many resolutions both at the provincial and federal level from 2013 to 2018. This suggests if there had been more women in the assembly, legislators could have gotten more done.
In 2013, after taking control of KP’s local government, Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, which means “Movement for Justice,” focused on measuring the quality of local governance. It collected and categorized contributions made by every assembly member during each KP session, and published the results on a website.