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Hindu doctor Sawira Prakash Buner is the first minority candidate to contest the general elections.

Sawira Prakash, a medical doctor from the Hindu community, is all set to become the first woman minority candidate in the general elections to be held in Buner district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to news daily Dawn’s report on Monday, he recently filed his nomination for PK-25 seat. The report said his father, Om Prakash, is a retired doctor who has been an active member of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for 35 years. According to Dawn, Savera, who completed her MBBS in 2022 from Abbottabad International Medical College, is serving as the general secretary of the PPP women’s wing in Buner.

Quoting local politician Salim Khan of Qaumi Watan Party, the report said that Prakash is the first woman to contest the general elections from Buner. She told Dawn.com that she wants to continue her father’s legacy, focusing on helping the poor and advocating for women’s rights and welfare. He submitted his nomination papers on Friday, 23 December.

Prakash said that it was the “senior leadership” of the PPP that had requested his father to let him contest the elections.

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‘Serving humanity is in my blood’

Dr. Saveera Prakash sees her medical career as the foundation of her dedication to public service, as she said she wanted to become an elected MLA after experiencing “poor management and helplessness in government hospitals as a doctor.” Were.

He was quoted as saying, “Serving humanity is in my blood.”

Local social media influencer Imran Noshad Khan “wholeheartedly” supported her candidacy, and told Dawn.com that Prakash was “breaking the stereotypes perpetuated by traditional patriarchy”.

Khan said, after Buner was integrated into Pakistan, it took 55 years for a woman to emerge as an electoral candidate.

He also posted a message on X expressing his support.

The Election Commission of Pakistan mandates at least 5 percent representation of women candidates on general seats. Elections are to be held on 8 February. Earlier this month, ECP had released the election programme.

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