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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India and Pakistan Ease Restrictions Despite Rising Coronavirus Infections

Updated 14 May 2020

India and Pakistan Ease Restrictions Despite Rising Coronavirus Infections

May 12: Despite rising numbers of Covid-19 cases, India and Pakistan are loosening their lockdowns, counting on deaths to remain low and their hospitals to be able to cope with the envisaged rise in serious cases, according to public-health specialists.

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