PPP nominates Hindu woman from Thar to contest as Senate member


KARACHI: In a bid to encourage women belonging to marginalized areas to take an active part in the country’s politics, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has nominated Krishna Kumari of Thar to contest for a general seat during the upcoming Senate elections.

Breaking the shackles of years-long slavery and submission, referring to when Kumari was taken captive along with her family in 1979, the exemplary woman joined the PPP as a social activist along with her brother, who was later elected as Union Council Berano chairman.

Belonging to the Kolhi family that had stood against the oppression of British Raj in 1857, Kumari had been repeatedly encouraged by PPP to contend as a senator on the party’s ticket.

Moreover, Kumari stated that she had made all the necessary documentation to file her nomination papers after she was assured a seat by the party in the Senate. Kumari was married to Lalchand at the age of 16 when she was studying in 9th grade. However, her husband supported her in pursuing studies, as later in 2013 she did masters in sociology from Sindh University. She also actively participated and worked for the rights of downtrodden people of marginalised communities living in Thar and other areas.

In an interview, Kumari said she was given assurances by senior party leaders that they would get her elected as Senator “to set a new precedent and empower women from remote areas and minority communities”.

“Provincial minister Syed Sardar Ali Shah, MNA Dr Nafisa Shah, MPA Dr Mehesh Kumar Malani and other PPP leaders had requested the party leadership in this regard,” she said.


  1. This is out of necessity. A shameful video is in circulation showing abduction of a young girl who despite her attempt to run away was picked up by two men on a Tractor. The mother of this girl is beaten up by one of the abducters mercilessly. Nobody came to rescue in broad daylight. This is the Thar of Zardari and this Hindu woman nominated for Senate!!!!! They should be ashamed. If you wish this video is available on the net.

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