For the first time, Hindu women will fight in Pakistan’s elections

Arafat Rahman

Savera Prakash

For the first time a Hindu woman has filed nomination papers for a general seat in Pakistan’s upcoming elections. Savera Prakash has officially submitted nomination papers for PK-25 General Constituency in Buner District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. General elections are scheduled to be held in Pakistan on February 8, 2024. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has reportedly mandated inclusion of five percent women candidates in general seats in recent amendments.

Savera Prakash, 35, is a doctor by profession. Savera hopes to follow in the footsteps of her father Om Prakash and contest the elections for the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). Savera’s father Om Prakash is also a retired doctor and an active member of PPP. Salim Khan, a local politician of the Qaumi Watan Party, noted that Savera Prakash Bune was the first woman in the district.

He has submitted nomination papers for the upcoming general seat elections. Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported this information on Monday local time.
Savera graduated from Abbottabad International Medical College, Pakistan. She is working as General Secretary of PPP Women’s Wing of Bune District.

She expressed her desire to promote women, ensure a safe environment and advocate for their rights. He said that if elected, he will try to solve all the related problems. “Serving humanity is in my blood,” asserts Savera.
In an interview with Dawn Pratrika, Savera Prakash spoke about following in her father’s footsteps and working for the underprivileged in the area. He submitted his nomination papers on December 23 and expressed hope that senior PPP leaders would support his candidature.

He decided to become an elected MLA after experiencing poor management and helplessness in government hospitals during his medical career.

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