First Hindu female judge appointed

Karachi: Pakistan Tuesday appointed the first female Hindu judge to the civil and judicial magistrate. Suman Pawan Bodani who hails from Sindh’s Shahdadkot area stood 54th in the merit list for the appointment of civil judge/judicial magistrate. After completing her intermediate from her native town Shahdadkot, Bodani received her Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree from Hyderabad before moving to Karachi to pursue Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST). She then worked for Advocate Rasheed A Razvi’s firm. Talking to international broadcast, Bodani said she belongs to an underdeveloped rural area of Sindh, where she has seen the poor struggling to cope with various challenges. “They cannot even afford to lodge cases. This is the reason behind my decision of joining law so I can bring justice to them.” She noted that she faced resistance from her community as they do not approve of girls working in the field of law. However, she stated her family including her father and siblings extended their full support to her and did not pay any heed to what people would say and helped her in achieving her dreams.