32-year-old Hajiani Lanjo, a lawyer and social activist is the first woman in the history of Tharparkar to stand for elections. Contesting for the NA-229 constituency from the platform of the Qaumi Awami Tehreek (QAT), Hajiani will be going up against political heavyweights like former Sindh chief minister Arbab Ghulam Rahim and Pakistan Peoples Party’s Faqir Sher Muhammad Bilalani.
Jinnah Institute’s mandate has been to engage government and civil society within Pakistan and abroad, to develop and advocate a discourse centered on the values of equitable democratic and social entitlements, pluralism, rule of law and transparent governance. In doing so, our initiative the “Changing Pakistan” aims to highlight the positive stories coming out of Pakistan with a view to maximizing space for positive advocacy at the national, regional and global level. Reports and essays under this initiative range from economic achievement to culture and art as mediums of secular expression.
April 22: Tharparker's first female candidate
April 13: Pakistani Hindu woman enters elections
Veero Kolhi embodies a new phenomenon on the campaign trail – she is the first contestant to have escaped the thrall of a feudal-style land owner who forced his workers to toil in conditions akin to modern-day slavery.
April 1: Pakistani clinches World Muay Thai Championship
After failing seven times at the World Muay Thai Championship, Pakistan’s Arbash Khan finally succeeded as he beat Thai champion Kim Nom in the final of the professional 45-kg event. Arbash’s performance was convincing enough for the eight judges who announced a unanimous decision in his favour after he won all the five rounds.
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