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The First Punjabi Migrant to Become a Federal Parliamentarian in Australia

"I'm a Punjabi through and through," Senator Mehreen told SBS Punjabi, adding, "just yesterday I was filling out some mandatory forms and in many columns I proudly responded with 'Punjabi'".

Dr Mehreen Faruqi, from the Greens Party achieved many milestones when she became a Senator in Australia’s federal parliament last month.

Born and brought up in Lahore (Punjab, Pakistan), and moving to Australia in 1992, she is the first Punjabi migrant to occupy a chair in Parliament House, Canberra.

Read it at SBS

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