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Pakistani-origin becomes first female Muslim Australian senator
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 8/20/2018 2:40:44 PM
Pakistani-origin becomes first female Muslim Australian senator

Canberra: Pakistani-origin Mehreen Faruqi, of the Australian Green Party, on Monday became the first Muslim woman to occupy a seat in the country's Senate.Faruqi took office a week after Senator Fraser Anning, of Australia's Katter Party, made controversial comments on Muslim and non-English speaking immigrants from the "third world", reports Efe news.

"After last week particularly, it is really good to have you here," Labor Party leader Penny Wong said in the Senate, referring to remarks by Anning, who also called for a plebiscite on immigration.

Farqui migrated to Australia from Pakistan in 1992 and represented the Green Party in the New South Wales Legislative Council since 2013.She replaces Lee Rhiannon from the Green Party, WHO announced her retirement in May.


Pakistani-origin Mehreen Faruqi,


भारत डिफेंस कवच की नई हिन्दी पत्रिका ‘डिफेंस मॉनिटर’ का ताजा अंक ऊपर दर्शाया गया है। इसके पहले दस पन्ने आप मुफ्त देख सकते हैं। पूरी पत्रिका पढ़ने के लिए कुछ राशि का भुगतान करना होता है। पुराने अंक आप पूरी तरह फ्री पढ़ सकते हैं। पत्रिका के अंकों पर क्लिक करें और देखें। -संपादक

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