Pakistan elected its first female senator from the lowest Dalit caste over the weekend, in polls which also saw the ruling party strengthen its hand ahead of general elections in the Muslim-majority country.
Opposition candidate Krishna Kumari Kohli’s surprise victory stirred a wave of optimism on social media, as Pakistanis celebrated the rare win for a woman from a marginalised community that lies at the bottom of the Hindu caste hierarchy.
After her incredible win, Krishna Kumari Kohli said;
” I am so happy and delightful to see the Pakistani people supporting me and elected me as their senator to raise my voice to empower the Pakistani people. I would like to thank Pakistan People’s Party who gave a chance and guided me throughout this journey.”