Sunita Becomes First Hindu Woman To Contest Assembly Elections In Pakistan

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Islamabad: Sunita Parmar, a Hindu woman in Pakistan’s Sindh province, has created history by becoming the first from the minority community to contest the provincial assembly elections to be held on July 25.

Parmar, 31, who is from the Meghwar community will contest as an independent candidate for the Sindh Assembly constituency PS-56 from Tharparkar district which has the highest number of Hindus in Pakistan.

Ms Parmer vowed to improve standards of education for women and health facilities in her constituency. “I believe in girl’s education. This is the only way to make women stronger and prosper,” she said.

According to the 2017 census, the total population of Tharparkar district is 1.6 million, out of which around half are Hindus.

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