Saleem Khursheed Khokhar

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Saleem Khursheed Khokhar is a Christian politician from Sindh in Pakistan.


Khokhar won three consecutive elections to the Sindh Provincial Assembly in 1990, 1993, and 1997 as a representative of the local Christian community; he secured re-election in 2008 from the Pakistan People's Party.[1] A vocal advocate of minority rights, Khokhar has drawn attention to kidnapping and forced conversion of religious minorities in the region.[2][3][4]

Assassination attempts[edit]

Khokhar has been subject to multiple assassination attempts; in 2013, armed assailants attacked him in Thatta.[2]


  1. ^ Detailed Results of Elections to the Provincial Assembly of Sindh. Undated. Election Commission of Pakistan
  2. ^ a b "Drive-by shooting: Christian leader Saleem Khokhar survives attack". The Express Tribune. 2013-04-04. Retrieved 2022-12-17.
  3. ^ Bhagwandas (2012-10-02). "'143 minority members abducted in three years'". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2022-12-17.
  4. ^ "MPA questions why minorities miss out on education, infrastructure". The Express Tribune. 2012-06-20. Retrieved 2022-12-17.