Fahmida Mirza

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Fahmida Mirza
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
Assumed office
13 August 2018
Constituency NA-230 (Badin-II)
In office
18 November 2002 – 31 May 2018
Constituency NA-225 (Badin-II)
In office
14 February 1997 – 12 October 1999
Constituency Badin
18th Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan
In office
19 March 2008 – 3 June 2013
Deputy Faisal Karim Kundi
Preceded by Chaudhry Amir Hussain
Succeeded by Sardar Ayaz Sadiq
Personal details
Born (1956-12-20) 20 December 1956 (age 61)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Spouse(s) Zulfiqar Mirza
Relations Zafar Hussain Mirza (father-in-law)
Children Hasnain Mirza (son)
Parents Qazi Abdul Majeed Abid (father)
Alma mater Liaquat University

Fahmida Mirza (Urdu: فہمیدہ مرزا‎; born 20 December 1956) is a Pakistani politician who has been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan since August 2018. Previously she was a member of the National Assembly from 1997 to 1999 and again from 2002 to May 2018. She served as the 18th Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan from March 2008 to June 2013.

Early life and education[edit]

Mirza was born on 20 December 1956[1][2] in Karachi to Qazi Abdul Majeed Abid.[3] She belongs to an influential political family of Sindh.[4] Mirza is married to Zulfiqar Mirza.[4] She has two sons and two daughters.[3]

Mirza did her schooling from St Mary’s Convent in Hyderabad in 1972.[4] She is a medical graduate[5] and did her MBBS from Liaquat Medical College in Jamshoro in 1982.[3][4] She is an agriculturist and businesswoman by profession.[3][5] She was chief executive of a Karachi-based advertising company[6] and the chief executive officer of the Mirza Sugar Mills.[4]

Political career[edit]

Mirza joined PPP in 1997[6] and was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan in Pakistani general election, 1997 from NA-225 Badin.[4][7] She was re-elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan in Pakistani general election, 2002 from NA-225 Badin.[4][7] Mirza was re-elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan in Pakistani general election, 2008 from NA-225 Badin.[4] In March 2008, she became the 18th speaker of the National Assembly[6][8] and first woman to hold this office.[4][5][7]

She was re-elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan in Pakistani general election, 2013 from NA-225 Badin.[9][10]

In June 2018, she quit PPP and joined Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA).[11]

She was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of GDA from Constituency NA-230 (Badin-II) in Pakistani general election, 2018.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "If elections are held on time…". www.thenews.com.pk. 31 December 2012. Archived from the original on 12 September 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Detail Information". 21 April 2014. Archived from the original on 21 April 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Sindhi speaker seals fate of Fahim". www.thenews.com.pk. 19 March 2008. Archived from the original on 22 August 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Wasim, Amir (19 March 2008). "First 'madam speaker' takes oath today". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 22 August 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c Wasim, Amir (18 March 2008). "PPP names Fahmida for post of NA speaker". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 22 August 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c "A glance at Sindh's female election hopefuls". DAWN.COM. 7 May 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  7. ^ a b c Newspaper, From the (21 October 2011). "Seat vacated by Mirza a tough call for Zardari". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 22 August 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "Woman elected Pakistani speaker". news.bbc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 25 February 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "Pakistan General Elections 2013 – Detailed results". DAWN.COM. 12 May 2013. Archived from the original on 3 March 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  10. ^ "Dr Fehmida Mirza wins from Badin's NA-225". DAWN.COM. 11 May 2013. Archived from the original on 22 August 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  11. ^ "Fehmida, Zulfiqar Mirza join Grand Democratic Alliance, slam PPP - Daily Times". Daily Times. 3 June 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2018. 
  12. ^ "GDA's Fehmida Mirza wins NA-230 election". Associated Press Of Pakistan. 26 July 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Chaudhry Amir Hussain
Speaker of the National Assembly
2008–2013
Succeeded by
Sardar Ayaz Sadiq