ISLAMABAD — Pakistan honoured its Senator Krishna Kumari Kolhi, the first Thari Hindu woman member in the history of Pakistan, on the occasion of International Women’s Day on Friday giving her opportunity to chair a session of Upper House.
Senator Faisal Javed made the announcement on Twitter of Kohli chairing the session to commemorate the International Women’s Day being celebrated across the globe.
“Chairman Senate of Pakistan decided to make our colleague Krishna Kumari Kohli aka Kishoo Bai to Chair the Senate for today on #WomensDay #DoYouKnowRealPakistan,” he tweeted.
Kolhi expressed her gratitude, at the start of the session, for being given the chance: “I consider myself very fortunate today to be sitting on this seat, I salute Pakistan and I salute Pakistan’s people and I am proud to be a Pakistani and only Pakistani.”
The 39-year-old Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader hailing from Nagarparkar in the vicinity of Tharparkar became the first one in the Senate to have roots from an isolated caste.