Uplifting women’s role in Politics

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It’s great to hear that the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) has been actively promoting the inclusion of women and religious minorities within the party. By providing space for underrepresented groups, the PPP is not only enhancing its image nationally but also internationally. Initiatives like nominating Krishna Kolhi a senator from a remote area of Tharparkar, who comes from a marginalized community and a poor background, received international appreciation.

The nomination of Krishan Kolhi as a senator from Tharparkar was a groundbreaking move that received international acclaim. Kolhi, shattered barriers by becoming the first-ever female senator from the Tharparkar region. Her nomination not only highlighted the party’s commitment to inclusivity but also showcased the party’s dedication to uplifting the underprivileged and marginalized segments of society.

Apart from the party’s way of governance, performance, and deliverables, The Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) has long been recognized for its commitment to promoting gender equality and empowering marginalized communities. In the region of Tharparkar, where women’s literacy rate is low, and social taboos often hinder women’s participation in politics, the PPP has taken significant steps to uplift and empower women. This dedication to inclusivity and representation has not only enhanced the party’s image nationally but also garnered international appreciation. In the recent local body elections, the PPP in Tharparkar district nominated two women from Hindu indigenous communities, Kamla Bheel and Samtra Devi, for important positions. Kamla Bheel has been nominated for the district vice chairperson of Tharparkar, while Samtra Devi has been nominated for vice chairperson of the Municipal Committee in Mithi, Tharparkar.

The nominations of Kamla Bheel and Samtra Devi carry significant importance for the women of Tharparkar. For far too long, social taboos and gender disparities have hindered women’s participation in politics and decision-making processes. However, the PPP’s actions have opened doors and created a ray of hope for women in Tharparkar who have long awaited positive change and development. By electing women from marginalized communities to influential positions, the PPP is breaking down barriers and inspiring other women to step forward and engage actively in the political landscape. This step is poised to inspire other women in the region to actively participate in politics and take on leadership roles, ultimately leading to the development and upliftment of Tharparkar as a whole. These women, who hail from the poorest classes and have a track record of active party involvement, symbolize hope and perseverance in a male-dominated society. Their leadership is expected to pave the way for greater representation of marginalized communities, ensuring that their voices are heard, and their needs are addressed.

Considering that these women come from the poorest minority class and have been active party workers, their nominations demonstrate the PPP’s commitment to empowering women in a male-dominated society. It is commendable that these women have the determination to make a positive impact and improve the lives of the people in Tharparkar. The local community has been eagerly awaiting development and better days, and these nominations could contribute to their aspirations.

Mukesh Raja is a development professional with more than ten years working experience, current he is serving as lecturer at Government Boy's Degree College Mithi, Tharparkar. He can be reached at mukeshraja1983@gmail.com Twitter: MukeshRajaThar


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