Faryal Talpur

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Faryal Talpur
فریال تالپور

MP
Member of Parliament
Incumbent
Assumed office
11 May 2013
Personal details
Born (1958-07-16) July 16, 1958 (age 56)
Spouse(s) Munawar Talpur
Parents Hakim Ali Zardari
Occupation

Faryal Talpur, (Urdu: فریال تالپور ‎) is a politician in Sindh, Pakistan. Faryal Talpur is the sister of Asif Zardari, the former President of Pakistan, the daughter of Hakim Ali Zardari and sister-in-law of Benazir Bhutto.

Political career[edit]

Talpur participated in the Pakistani presidential election, 2007 from the platform of Pakistan Peoples Party[1] and is a Member of Pakistan's National Assembly.[2] Prior to being elected to the National Assembly, Talpur was the District Nazim for Nawabshah.[3]

District Mayor Nawabshah (Zila Nazim)[edit]

She was twice elected as the district mayor of Nawabshah from 2001-2005 and from 2005-2007 later she became the Member of National Assembly in 2008. It is interesting to Know that her father Hakim Ali Zardari was also the District Mayor and Nawabshah in 1964 and opposed Field Marshal Ayub Khan in Support of Fatima Jinnah and She opposed another Military dictator Gen. Pervez Musharraf.

Member National Assembly[edit]

She became a member of National Assembly in 2008 and was in office till 2013 she again won her seat 2013 and is office till date.

Personal life[edit]

Talpur is the sister of Asif Zardari, the former President of Pakistan, the daughter of Hakim Ali Zardari and sister-in-law of Benazir Bhutto. In August 2009, Talpur and her husband Munawar Talpur were appointed custodians of Benazir Bhutto's property. This designation includes the guardianship of Bhutto's children.[4]

According to a wikileaks diplomatic cables leak in November 2010, fearing attempts on his life, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari told ambassador Anne W. Patterson that in the event he were to be assassinated, he had instructed his son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari(who, along with Zardari, is the co-Chairman of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party) to appoint his sister Faryal Talpur as President[5]

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