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Two Pakistani women won seats in Canada’s general elections


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

24th Oct, 2019. 01:09 pm
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Canada general elections 2019

Three Pakistani women participated in Canada’s recent general election, two of which won the seat in the House, reports said on Thursday.

According to Western media, Iqra Khalid and Salma Zahidaruken have been elected to the party of Canadian-based Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Salma Zahid defeated Rason James of the opposition party.

Salma Zahid moved to Canada for 15 years. She is an MBA graduate of Quaid-e-Azam University by education.

She also has the honor of being the first woman to be elected to the Canadian Parliament.

While Iqra Khalid has also been able to contest the election to make room in the Canadian House.

Iqra Khalid hails from Bahawalpur Punjab and after graduating from Girls Elementary School, Hafiz Khalid and his family moved to Canada.

Justin Trudeau will keep his job as prime minister of Canada, and under his leadership, the Liberal Party will return to Ottawa with a minority government after Monday night’s 2019 federal election.

None of the federal political parties hit the 170-seat threshold of a majority government, which the Liberal Party scored when it stormed to power in 2015.

Despite winning a plurality of the 338 seats in Parliament and securing minority status this time around, the Liberals lost the popular vote to the Conservatives.

The Liberals lost 27 seats on Monday night compared to their 2015 election results. The party won a total of 157 seats, down from 184 in 2015 and the 177 the party held at dissolution in September of this year.

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