Pakistan elects first female Dalit senator

Pakistan elects first female Dalit senatorPakistan elected its first female senator from the lowest Dalit caste in weekend polls which also saw the ruling party strengthen its hand ahead of a general election in the Muslim-majority country. The surprise victory of opposition candidate Krishna Kumari Kohli in the Senate election stirred a wave of optimism on social media, as Pakistanis celebrated the rare success for a woman from a marginalised community at the bottom of the Hindu caste hierarchy. “I feel proud, I am thankful to Pakistan People’s Party that they nominated me,” Kohli told AFP Sunday.

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