Male chauvinism exists in every sphere of our life and society but in politics the domination of male leaders and politicians are even more prominent. It takes a certain kind of specialty to succeed in a male-dominated arena and our women have shown their courage, strength, intelligence, fearlessness and the nerve to sustain in the world of politics.
Our leading ladies in politics now have become leaders with a vision. We believe that the success of our female politicians will inspire other women in our country and help them to make fearless choices to reach the toughest and unconventional positions they can dream of.
Dr. Fehmida Mirza
Dr. Fehmida Mirza is a well educated and sophisticated politician. She is a medical graduate from Liaquat Medical college and an agriculturist and businesswoman by profession. Before joining politics she had served as the chief executive of a Karachi-based advertising company and the chief executive officer of the Mirza Sugar Mills.
She had quit PPP and joined Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) in June 2008. She became the 18th speaker of the National Assembly in March 2008 and the first honorable woman to hold this office. Currently, she is serving as the Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination in the federal cabinet of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Sassui Palijo is a well-educated woman in politics with an MA in Political Science from the University of Sindh. She has served as the Minister for Culture in Sindh cabinet led by Syed Qaim Ali Shah from 2008 to 2013. She has been elected as a member of Senate in the Senate elections of 2015 and her six years long term will end in 2021. Right now, she is associated with a number of committees of Senate including Foreign Affairs, Marginalized Segments of Society, Information Broadcasting and National Heritage, Inter-Provincial Coordination, Ports and Shipping.
Ayesha Gulalai Wazir
Ayesha was a human activist from South Waziristan at the beginning of her political career. She is a confident, young and ambitious politician. She has worked as the coordinator for the PPPP women’s wing in Federally Administered Tribal Areas. She had joined PTI in 2012 and was nominated as a member of the PTI central committee. She became the first ever female member of the National Assembly from FATA in Pakistani General Elections 2013.
However, she ran into controversies accusing Imran Khan of sending her inappropriate text messages and quit PTI.
She is the founded her own party which is actually the faction of PTI and had named it Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (Gulalai) or PTI-G and gave tickets to four transgender candidates to contest in the general elections of 2018.
Ayla Malik is a graceful politician and a journalist who had served as the Member of National Assembly from 2002 to 2007 on the reserved seat for women. She is the Central member of PTI since she had joined the party in 2011.
Ayla Malik has served Imran Khan’s campaign manager in Mianwali in which PTI had won every single seat. Ayla is experienced personnel from the media and she had anchored a current affairs program titled “Situation room with Ayla Malik” on Dunya News.
Alizeh Iqbal Haider
Alizeh Iqbal Haider is a well educated, sophisticated and gorgeous politician. Alizeh is a barrister and human rights activists by profession. She started practicing as a barrister in her father’s law firm in Karachi at a very early age. She was elected as a Member of National Assembly in 2013 general elections on the reserved seat from PPP from the Sindh Province.
She has served as the spokesperson for PPP’s chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for two years but resigned from her position in 2015 due to her family commitments. She now lives in Dubai with her family.