Swaraj asks envoy to meet Pak Sikh girl who excelled in Class 10 exam

  • PTI, None, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 03, 2015 20:16 IST

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj has asked the Indian high commissioner to Pakistan to visit the Sikh girl in Pakistan who has emerged as the first girl from the minority community to be among the toppers of the Class 10 exams.

"I have asked Indian high commissioner to Pakistan TCA Raghavan to go to Karachi and meet this girl," Swaraj tweeted.

Manbir Kaur (15) from Nankana Sahib district of Punjab province has secured 1,035 marks out of 1,100 in the secondary school examination (SCE) this year. She is not far behind Shafaq Zahid, topper of the Punjab board of examination who secured 1,080 marks, and Aleena Mohsin who scored 1,079. The results were announced last week.

"She is the first Sikh girl who has got such good marks in matriculation examination this year. And this very encouraging for her community," Punjab assembly member advocate Mary Gill had said.

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