For the first time in the town’s history, a woman from a minority group has been selected as Hassanabdal’s assistant commissioner.

The 27-year-old Dr Sana Ramchand Gulwani has taken over as the town’s administrator and AC.

Dr Sana became the first female member of the Hindu community to pass the 2020 Central Superior Services (CSS) test and get accepted into the Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS).


She attended a local government school for her elementary and secondary education while growing up in the tiny village of Chak in Shikarpur, Sindh.


Her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University was awarded to her in 2016. She continued her urology education after which she started studying for the CSS test.

Her parents did not want her to see the administration, according to Dr Sana. Her career in medicine itself was the family’s long-held desire. She did, however, succeed in reaching both goals.