Krishna Kumari Kohli has become the first-ever Thar Hindu woman to be elected to Pakistan’s Senate.
Kolhi, 39, from Thar is a member of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)
“I feel proud, I am thankful to Pakistan People’s Party that they nominated me,” Kohli told AFP Sunday.
Congratulations Krishna Kumari Kolhi, elected as Senator on reserve seat for Women from Sindh. pic.twitter.com/oGtyODlF0S
— Pakistan Peoples Party (@PPP_Org) March 3, 2018
Kolhi belongs to a remote village in Nagarparkar district of Thar in Sindh province. Her election represents a major milestone for women and minority rights in Pakistan.
— SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) March 4, 2018
— Sassui Palijo (@SassuiPalijo) March 4, 2018
— Qasim Soomro (@Qasimsoomro) March 3, 2018
Earlier, PPP had elected first Hindu woman named Ratna Bhagwandas Chawla as a senator.
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