Pakistani Hindu woman becomes first police officer in Sindh

03:58 PM | 4 Sep, 2019
Pakistani Hindu woman becomes first police officer in Sindh

ISLAMABAD – For the first time in the history of Sindh, a Hindu girl has been inducted into Police department after passing the provincial competitive examinations.

Pushpa Kolhi has been posted as the Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) in the southeastern province, shared Pakistan’s human rights activist Kapil Dev.

"Pushpa Kolhi has become the first girl from #Hindu community who has qualified provincial competitive examination through Sindh Public Service Commission and become Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) in Sindh Police. More power to her!" Dev wrote on his Twitter handle.

Earlier this year, Suman Pawan Bodani, a Pakistani belonging to the Hindu community in Sindh's Shahdadkot area, was appointed a judge to the civil and judicial magistrate. She stood 54th in the merit list for the appointment of civil judge/judicial magistrate.

Hindus form the biggest minority community in Pakistan. According to official estimates, 75 lakh Hindus live in Pakistan. However, according to the community, over 90 lakh Hindus are living in the country.

Majority of Pakistan's Hindu population is settled in Sindh province where they share culture, traditions and language with Muslims.