Azra Fazal Pechuho

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Azra Fazal Pechuho
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
In office
18 November 2002 – 31 May 2018
Constituency NA-213 (Nawabshah-I)
Personal details
Born (1953-02-21) February 21, 1953 (age 65)
Nationality Pakistani
Political party Pakistan Peoples Party

Azra Fazal Pechuho (Urdu: عذرا فضل پیچوہو‎; born 21 February 1953) is a Pakistani politician who had been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, from 2002 to May 2018.

Early life[edit]

She was born on 21 February 1953.[1][2]

Political career[edit]

Pechuho was elected as a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan for the first time on Pakistan Peoples Party ticket in Pakistani general election, 2002.[3][4]

She was not a popular politician until the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in 2007.[3] After the assassination, she became the chancellor of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology.[3]

In 2006, her car was attacked in Nawabshah during a by-election by Altaf Hussain Unar who was arrested later.[3]

Pechuho was re-elected as a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan for the second time in Pakistani general election, 2008 from NA-213 (Nawabshah).[5][4]

Pechuho was re-elected as a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan for the third time in Pakistani general election, 2013[4] from NA-213 (Nawabshah).[6]

Personal life[edit]

Pechuho is a physician by profession.[3] She is a younger sister of former President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari.[4][3] She is married to Fazalullah Pechacho.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detail Information". 21 April 2014. Archived from the original on 21 April 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "If elections are held on time…". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 4 December 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "A glance at Sindh's female election hopefuls". DAWN.COM. 7 May 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Bakhtawar casts her first vote amid tight security". DAWN.COM. 31 December 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "PPP expected to win in Nawabshah". DAWN.COM. 14 February 2008. Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "Zardari, Bilawal to contest NA by-polls on different symbols". DAWN.COM. 5 January 2017. Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "Education secretary's mother dies of dengue". www.thenews.com.pk. Archived from the original on 19 August 2017. Retrieved 19 August 2017.