Zulfiqar Mirza

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Zulfiqar Mirza
Zulfiqar Mirza
Personal details
Born (1954-01-12) 12 January 1954 (age 60)
Hyderabad, Pakistan
Political party Pakistan Peoples Party
Spouse(s) Fahmida Mirza
Children 2
Residence Khayaban-e-Mujahid, Phase-V, D.H.A, Karachi
Alma mater Liaquat Medical College,
Occupation Politician
Religion Shia Islam
Website http://www.zulfiqarmirza.com/

Zulfiqar Mirza is a Pakistani politician who is affiliated with Pakistan Peoples Party. He is from the Badin District, Sindh, Pakistan. He did his graduation from Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences at Jamshoro. He is married to Fahmida Mirza who was elected as the first female Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan on March 19, 2008.[1] She is also the first female parliamentary speaker in the Muslim world. Zulfiqar Mirza was the Home Minister of Sindh till June 2011.

He was assigned the portfolio of Jails and prisons as well as the portfolio of Senior Minister for Works, Services and Forest in Sindh cabinet. He remained member of Provincial Assembly of Sindh, member of PPP Central Executive Committee and Vice President of PPP (Sindh) till 28, August 2011.[2] He acquired his secondary education at Cadet College Petaro in the late 1960s.

He is also the member of the board of directors of Mirza Sugar Mills located in Badin District, Sindh.[3]

Allegations against MQM[edit]

In November 2011, Mirza left for London carrying documents he claimed to contain evidence against Altaf Hussain and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in the murder of Imran Farooq.[4] Mirza presented the evidence to the Scotland Yard on 17 November 2011.[5]

Fight against corruption[edit]

Zulfiqar Mirza has said that political gathering of the Imran Khan led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was an indicator of change in Pakistan and thousands of PPP workers, loyal to Benazir Bhutto and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, along with Shah Mehmood Qureshi would come out on the streets for a change too. Mirza said that he was still a PPP worker and vowed to fight against corrupt ministers and mafias in the party.[6]

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