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Krishna Kumari Kohli: Pakistan’s first Hindu Dalit female senator

Krishna Kumari Kohli: Pakistan’s first Hindu Dalit female senator

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.

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.

Earlier, PPP had elected first Hindu woman named Ratna Bhagwandas Chawla as a senator.

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