Hindu woman elected to Pakistan’s senate in historic first
ISLAMABAD - The Associated Press
Meanwhile, Maulana Samiul Haq, a mentor to a number of Taliban leaders, fell short. Extremist groups in Pakistan have mobilized mass rallies in recent years, but have largely failed to translate their clout into electoral victories.
Lawmakers in national and four provincial assemblies on Saturday elected half of the 104-member Senate to six-year terms.
Deposed premier Nawaz Sharif’s party holds a plurality in the upper house of parliament, with 33 seats.