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Reema Rasool is Taking Up the Immigrant Cause

Reema Rasool makes her political case to address Main Street issues as she runs for Congress from New York’s 3rd Congressional District

Maryam Nawaz

Meet Pakistani Politician Maryam Nawaz

Maryam Nawas was born on October 28, 1973 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan and named Maryam Nawaz Sharif. Her father Nawaz Sharif was Pakistan’s former prime minister; her mother’s name was Kulswoon Nawaz.…

Hina Rabbani Khar

Meet Hina Rabbani Khar: Political Stateswoman

Politician Hina Rabbani Khar was born in Multan, Punjab, Pakistan to Pakistani politician father Ghulam Noor Rabbani. Her family was considered a feudal family of influence in the Muzaffargarh province where she’s…

Sushma Swaraj

Read Biography of Sushma Swaraj – A Veteran Politician

A Distinguished Political Personality Sushma Swaraj was a veteran politician from India.  A leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), during her more than four-decade long political career Sushma Swaraj was elected seven…

Sonia Gandhi

President Sonia Gandhi of The Congress Party

Leader with Uncommon Vision Sonia Gandhi is the President of the Indian National Congress party, which in common parlance is referred to as Congress. Founded in 1885 by Allan Octavian Hume, the…

Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi: A Promising Political Voice

A Promising Political Voice Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, also known as Priyanka Gandhi, is a prominent political leader from India. She is the General Secretary of the Indian National Congress, in charge of…

Bidya Devi Bhandari

The first woman President of Nepal

Bidya Devi Bhandari is serving as the present President of Nepal. The politician from Nepal is the second President of Nepal and the landlocked country’s first woman President. Prior to being elected…

Aisha Shah

Digital Strategist at The White House

In the recent news on Aisha Shah digital strategy emerges in the picture. On the end of December 2020, Aisha Shah was appointed as Partnerships Manager at The White House Office of…

Bismah Ahmed is Breaking Barriers …while wearing a crown!

Bismah Ahmed, a Pakistani American, is the new Miss District of Columbia. She now has a shot at becoming Miss America when the competition is held in August.

Ahmed, the first South Asian Muslim to win the Miss DC for America crown, spoke to SEEMA about her Pakistani heritage, her road to Miss Washington DC and what that win means to her.

Tell us about a little about your background, Miss Ahmed?

My parents are both from Pakistan. My mom went to college in Turkey and then came here. My dad came here when he was in elementary or middle school, so he was younger. Yeah, so then they met after college and got married. And they’ve always been in Virginia.

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Shrina Kurani

Shrina Kurani wants representation for all!

Shrina Kurani, the daughter of immigrant Gujaratis, has made a name as an engineer, and a serial entrepreneur. Soon she also could be the first Indian American Congresswoman from Southern California.

Barely 30, Kurani, a Democrat, is taking on the incumbent, 30-year Republican veteran Ken Calvert, in District 41 of the state, which leans Republican. The Democratic Party of Riverside, California, is taking the fight to Calvert, who has been in office since 1993 from the old District 42.

“We need representation for our community,” Kurani told SEEMA from her home in Riverside. “You can count on one hand how many representatives we have in Congress. That needs to change.”

District maps have been redrawn in California, and District 41, which Kurani is fighting from, has been traditionally been a GOP district. However, she sees opportunity in the fact that a quarter of the voter base is Latino, Asian American or Pacific Islander. 

“So we have the ability to say, hey, we deserve representation,” Kuraii said. “This has never had a female representative has never had a person of color representative. And so it’s time.”

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