Changing trends: Edging out old-timers, female politicians take their seats, Pakistan

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Changing trends: Edging out old-timers, female politicians take their seats, Pakistan

KARACHI:The major-league of political parties today might paint a picture of male leadership but the by-elections in Sindh on Thursday, in which Pakistan Peoples Party’s Shazia Atta Marri and Shamsun Nisa Memon won from Sanghar and Thatta, proved that women in politics should not be undermined when it comes to defeating their male counterparts.

The female candidates secured unprecedented victories – Shazia won against the the Hur Jamaat, which hasn’t lost from NA-235 since the 1970s under the leadership of Pir Pagara, and Shamsun Nisa bagged NA-237 from the influential Shirzai group of Thatta.

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