First Pakistani woman from Hindu minority to become lawmaker

Source: Associated Press

By ADIL JAWAD

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The first woman from Pakistan’s tiny minority Hindu community is poised to become lawmaker next month, after the country’s opposition party nominated her for the upcoming Senate elections, officials said Monday.

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According to Nasir Shah, the spokesman in the provincial government of Sindh province, the opposition Pakistan People’s Party asked its lawmakers to vote for Krishna Kumari in the March 3 elections for the upper house of parliament.

Kumari will be the first female Hindu lawmaker in Pakistan since 1947, when Pakistan gained independence from Britain, he said.

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