Pakistan's 1st female parliament speaker
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Special report: Pakistani Situation

Fahmida Mirza, candidate for the post of Speaker of the National Assembly from Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party, arrives during the election of the speaker at the National Assembly in Islamabad March 19, 2008. Pakistan's National Assembly (NA) on Wednesday elected Fahmida Mirza as the NA speaker, the first woman speaker in Pakistani history.

Fahmida Mirza, candidate for the post of Speaker of the National Assembly from Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party, arrives during the election of the speaker at the National Assembly in Islamabad March 19, 2008. Pakistan's National Assembly (NA) on Wednesday elected Mirza as the NA speaker, the first woman speaker in Pakistani history.  (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
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Pakistan names first woman parliament speaker

    ISLAMABAD, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan's National Assembly (NA), or lower house of the parliament, on Wednesday elected Fahmida Mirza as the NA speaker, the first woman speaker in Pakistani history.

    "Fahmida Mirza is declared elected Speaker of the National Assembly," outgoing Speaker Chaudhry Hussain announced amid desk thumping by the members, a unique expression for agreement. Full story

Editor: Jiang Yuxia
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