After Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, Krishna Kumari sat on Kolhi Chair, then all the members rang the desk and welcomed her.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Faisal Javed tweeted on a social networking site that “a Hindu is presiding over the Senate session on Kashmir in Pakistan. There is a strong message that shows the difference between Pakistan and India.
In his tweet, Krishna Kolha called the presidency of the Senate session a “great honor” for him.
“It is a great honor for me to preside over the Senate session convened on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day to discuss the current situation in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
Krishna Kumari Kolha, who was elected a senator on a reserved seat on a Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) ticket in 2018, thanked party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for giving her the opportunity to become a member of the upper house of parliament. ۔
Krishna Kumari Kolha is the first Hindu Dalit woman to be elected a senator in 2018, having previously been a social worker in a village in Nagarparkar.
Resolution unanimously passed to express solidarity with Kashmiris
The meeting unanimously passed a resolution expressing solidarity with the ongoing atrocities in Kashmir and Kashmiris.
In a special meeting, Minister of State Ali Muhammad Khan presented a resolution expressing solidarity with Kashmiris, which was passed unanimously.
The text of the resolution strongly condemns Indian atrocities and violations of basic human rights.
In the Senate session, members including parliamentary leaders, Leader of the House and Leader of the Opposition expressed full solidarity with Kashmiris.
Members of the Senate, including Leader of the House Dr Shehzad Wasim and Advisor to Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan, strongly condemned the Indian atrocities.
Dr Shehzad Wasim congratulated Prime Minister Imran Khan on presenting Pakistan’s case to the world and expressed his determination to stand with Kashmiris in the struggle for independence.
The opposition has demanded that the international community take notice of the ongoing oppression in occupied Kashmir.
Speaking at the meeting, Yousuf Raza Gilani said that he strongly condemned the ongoing barbarism in Kashmir, India should withdraw its decision of August 5, 2019 to normalize relations.
PPP senator Raza Rabbani termed the silence of international organizations on Indian atrocities as shameful and demanded to intensify the struggle for the rights of Kashmiris.
A copy of the resolution, signed by the chairman of the Senate, will be sent to world leaders and the Secretary-General of the United Nations.