ISLAMABAD: Pakistanis have elected a woman from the country’s marginalized Hindu minority to the senate for the first time ever in an election.
Krishna Kumari, a member of the Pakistan People’s Party, hails from the so-called untouchables.
Meanwhile, Maulana Samiul Haq, a mentor to a number of Taliban leaders, fell short.
Lawmakers in national and four provincial assemblies on Saturday elected half of the 104-member Senate to six-year terms.
Deposed premier Nawaz Sharif’s party holds a plurality in the upper house of parliament, with 33 seats.