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Dr. Saveera Prakash Becomes First Minority Woman Candidate in Pakistan’s General Elections

Dr. Saveera Prakash Becomes First Minority Woman Candidate in Pakistan's General Elections

The scrutiny of nomination papers for the upcoming general elections has commenced by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), featuring Dr. Saveera Prakash as a prominent candidate in the process.

Should her nomination papers be accepted, Dr. Saveera Prakash is poised to make history as the first woman from a minority community to vie for a seat in the general elections.

Originating from the conservative Buner district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Saveera has submitted her nomination papers for the general seat of PK-25.

Running on the ticket of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), she follows in the footsteps of her father, a devoted party member for the past 35 years.

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Having recently completed her MBBS from the Abbottabad International Medical College, Dr. Saveera Prakash currently serves as the general secretary of the PPP women’s wing in Buner.

In an interview with a local media outlet, Dr. Saveera Prakash conveyed her commitment to improving the well-being of women, aspiring to create a secure space for them and advocate for their rights.

Explaining her decision to participate in the elections, Prakash disclosed that it was the leadership of the party that encouraged her to engage in the electoral process.

It is noteworthy that, in its recent amendments, the ECP has mandated the inclusion of five percent women candidates on general seats.