Pakistani Woman From Conservative Region Makes History With Run For Parliament | Talking Points Memo

KHAR, Pakistan (AP) — A 40-year-old Pakistani housewife has made history by becoming the first woman to run for parliament from the country’s northwest tribal region, a highly conservative area that is a haven for Islamist militants.Badam Zari told The Associated Press on Monday that she will participate in the May 11 election to bring greater attention to problems facing women, which she believes the government has ignored.

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