The Diplomat: Meet the First African-Pakistani Lawmaker

At just 39, mother-of-three Tanzeela Qambrani has made history. Qambrani secured a seat in the legislature of Sindh province in Pakistan, making her the first member of the Sheedi minority to become a lawmaker in Pakistan. (Photo courtesy: Tanzeela Qambrani)
Updated 29 September 2018

The Diplomat: Meet the First African-Pakistani Lawmaker

September 28 – The Diplomat report by Jeremy Luedi states that at just 39, mother-of-three Tanzeela Qambrani has made history. Qambrani secured a seat in the legislature of Sindh province in Pakistan, making her the first member of the Sheedi minority to become a lawmaker in Pakistan. Unlike other minorities in the country, the Sheedis can trace their roots far beyond Sindh — they are the descendants of the African slaves, sailors, and soldiers who made South Asia their home in centuries past.

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What Exactly Did Pakistan’s Prime Minister Say About the Country’s Nuclear Weapons?

Updated 04 September 2019

What Exactly Did Pakistan’s Prime Minister Say About the Country’s Nuclear Weapons?

September 3: The Diplomat report by Ankit Panda states that Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, speaking on Monday, caused a bit of a stir with comments that were initially reported as a pledge by Islamabad to not use its nuclear weapons first in any conflict with India. That’s at least how it was reported by Reuters India, which headlined its story: “Pakistan would not use nuclear weapons first, amid tensions with India: PM Imran Khan.”

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