29-Year-Old Pakistani Woman Becomes First Muslim Minister in the Norwegian Cabinet
Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg appointed 29-year-old Hadia Tajik as the country’s youngest and first ever Muslim Norwegian Cabinet.
Tajik, whose family emigrated from Pakistan in the 1970s, was elected Member of Parliament for the Norwegian Labour Party in 2009. She recently announced her new program will focus on cultural diversity in Norwegian society and protection of minority rights, including right of Muslims to wear the veil in public places.
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