Pakistan Local Leaders

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Pakistan Local Leaders

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Before 1935 Vice-President of the Provincial Executive Begum Shah Nawaz, Lahore 
1937-38 Parliamentary Secretary of Education, Medical Relief and Public Health in Punjab 
1942-... Member of the National Defence Council of India. She was member of the All Indian Muslim league until she was dismissed. In 1946 she re-joined the leauge and was elected to the Punjab Assembly and the same year she went with M.A.H. Isphahani on a goodwill mission to USA where they explained the Muslim point of view. Jehan Ara was daughter of the Muslim-leauge leader, Sir. Muhammad Shafi, and lived (1896-1979)

1947-circa 52 Deputy Speaker Begum Jahanara Shahnawaz, Punjab
A leader of the All Indian Muslim Leauge and daughter of it's leader
Sir Mian Muhammad Shafi, member of the Assembly. In 1952 she presided over the the Assembly for the first time. Also former member of the Constituent Assembly. She lived (1896-1979)

1956-58 Deputy Minister Begum Khudeja G. A. Khan, West Punjab

1962 Minister of Education Begum Mahmooda Salim Khan, West Punjab
From 1962 Minister in the Central Government.

1973-76 Governor Begum Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan, Sindh
She was widow after Prime Minister Ali Khan, and in the 1950s she was Ambassador to Netherlands etc. and Delegate to the United Nations.

1972-73 Member of Executive Bibi Taj, Sindh

1985-88 Minister of Livestock and Dairy Development Syeda Sajjda Nayyer Abedi, West Punjab

1985-88 Minister of Social Welfare and Women's Division Shaheen Atiq-ur-Rehman, West Punjab

1985-88 Parliamentary Secretary of Health Najma Hameed, West Punjab

Until 2000 Minister of Law, Human Rights, Social Welfare, Women Development, Culture, Sports and Tourism Shahida Jamil, Sindh
Minister of Law, Justice, Human Rights and Parliamentary Affairs in the Government of Pakisten 2000-02 and from 2004 Minister of Environment, Local Government and Rural Development.


2008- Deputy Speaker of the Provincial Assembly Shehla Raza, Sindh

2010 () Governor Dr. Shama Khalid, Gilgit-Baltistan
A leading social worker she was appointed the first governor of the newly established state in March and died of cancer in September. (d. 2010).


Last update 20.09.10