Top 10 Female Politicians of Pakistan

Hina Rabbani Khar (PPP)


Pakistan’s youngest and first woman Foreign Minister, Hina Rabbani Khar began her political career in 2002 in the government of Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and subsequently served in the Finance Ministry and Foreign Ministry as Minister of State. After successfully contesting the 2008 general election, she served again in the Finance Ministry. She is famous for wearing attractive designer outfits, which remain the focus of media everywhere.

Maryam Nawaz (PML-N)


Maryam Nawaz Sharif is the daughter of current Prime minister Nawaz Sharif and the current first lady of Pakistan, Kalsom Nawaz. She is active in national politics and is a political central figure in the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N). She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at Cambridge University.

Doctor Fahmida Mirza (PPP)


A senior and influential member of Central Executive Committee of Pakistan Peoples’ Party, Fahmida Mirza hails from a influential Sindhi family, and is currently representing the Badin Constituency since 1997. Her political philosophy reflects democratic socialism.

Marvi Memon (PML-N)


Marvi Memon is a conservative politician and businesswoman, serving as the central and public figure of the PML-N. She has also served in the media management wing of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) as the military’s operational media director and has served as the highest ranking civilian official in General Pervez Musharraf’s military staff. She is known for her bold stance on various issues of national interest.

Ayla Malik (PTI)


Ayla Malik is a journalist in addition to being a politician. She served as the Member of National Assembly from 2002 to 2007 on a reserved seat for women. She is a central member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and served as Imran Khan’s campaign manager in Mianwali.

Shazia Marri (PPP)


Shazia Marri is a Sindhi Baloch Pakistani politician and member of the National Assembly of Pakistan. She also remained the provincial Minister for Information and Electric Power of Sindh. Belonging from an influential family of Sindhi politicians, she was elected to provincial assembly of Sindh for the first time from 2002-2007. After the death of Fauzia Wahab, she was appointed as MNA on her seat.

Kashmala Tariq (PML-Q)


Kashmala Tariq was a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from the Women Reserve Constituency NA-277 for the province of Punjab. She belonged to the Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid-e-Azam) or PML-Q. She is also actively involved in women’s rights. In General election of 2013, she didn’t participate because of the PML-N leadership.

Sharmila Farooqi (PPP)


Sharmila Farooqi is a Pakistani politician who served as an advisor to the Chief Minister of Sindh from September 2008 till January 31, 2011. She is the granddaughter of N M Uqaili and daughter of Usman Farooqi, who was a bureaucrat and a former Chairman of Pakistan Steel Mill. Farooqi earned a master’s degree in business administration from the Adamson Institute of Business Administration and Technology, Karachi and a master’s degree in law.

Khushbakht Shujaat (MQM)


KhushBakht is serving as the President of Cultural and Literacy Forum in her party MQM. She is married and a mother of two daughters and two sons. She has had an illustrious career as a television compare and teacher. She is a well-known for her debating skills. Her areas of legislative interests include foreign affairs, education, women development and health.

Bushra Gohar (ANP)


Bushra Gohar is a Pakistani stateswoman, public intellectual and one of the leading women politicians. She is currently serving as the Senior Vice-President of the Awami National Party, a Pakhtun ethnic gang, as well as Chairman of the Standing Committee on Women’s Development and a senior member on Standing Committee on Foreign, Finance, and Kashmir Affairs.

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