Pakistan elects its first woman speaker

March 19th, 2008 - 6:14 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Benazir Bhutto
Xinhua
Islamabad, March 19 (Xinhua) Pakistan’s National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, Wednesday elected Fahmida Mirza as the speaker, the first woman in the country to hold the office. Mirza is a nominee of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) of the assassinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. The party won the most seats in the Feb 18 parliamentary election.
Xinhua

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