Meet Suman Kumari - Pakistan's first Hindu woman judge

12:51 PM | 29 Jan, 2019
Meet Suman Kumari - Pakistan's first Hindu woman judge
KARACHI – Pakistan has appointed Suman Kumari, a Hindu woman, as a civil judge after she passed an examination for induction of judicial officers.

The Dawn reports that Suman, who hails from Sindh's Qambar-Shahdadkot, will serve in her native district.

A graduate of Karachi’s Szabist University, Kumari started working for Advocate Rasheed A. Razvi’s firm.

Kumari’s father, an eye specialist, says she wants to provide free legal assistance to the poor in Qambar-Shahdadkot.

“Suman has opted for a challenging profession, but I am sure she will go places through hard work and honesty,” Pawan Kumar Bodan told the Dawn.

Kumari’s elder sister is a software engineer, and another sister is a chartered accountant.

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Hindus make up nearly 2 per cent of Pakistan’s population of 207 million, and Hinduism remains the second largest religion in Pakistan after Islam.

The first male judge from the Hindu community was Justice Rana Bhagwandas, who served as the acting chief justice for brief periods between 2005 and 2007.