Jennifer Musa

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Jennifer Musa
Born Bridget Wren (birthname)
11 November 1917
Tarmons, County Kerry, Ireland
Died 13 January 2008 (aged 90)
Balochistan, Pakistan

Jennifer Musa (11 November 1917 – 13 January 2008) was an Irish-born nurse, second wife of Qazi Musa,is often nicknamed the "Queen of Baluchistan"

Jennifer Musa was born Bridget Wren at Tarmons, County Kerry in 1917. She left Ireland to train as a nurse. In 1939 she met prominent politician Qazi Musa, brother of Qazi Muhammad Essa, a prominent activist in the Pakistan Movement while studying at Oxford.Qazi Musa was the eldest son of the Prime Minister of present day Kalat District. Jennifer Musa took the name Jehan Zeba and married Qazi the following year.

After his sudden death in a car accident in 1956, Jennifer Musa decided to settle permanently in her husband's home town of Pishin. She joined the National Awami Party and was elected to Pakistan's first Parliament in 1970. During that time she often clashed with the Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.[1]

Children[edit]

She had five children: four sons and one daughter. Her son Ashraf Jehangir Qazi is a senior Pakistani diplomat.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Danny Kemp (December 2006). "Queen of Balochistan". thingsasian.com. Retrieved 2008-01-18.