Farzana Raja

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Farzana Raja
Farzana Raja 2011 Horasis Global Arab Business Meeting.jpg
Chairwoman of the Benazir Income Support Programme
In office
2008–2013
Prime MinisterYousaf Raza Gillani
Raja Pervez Ashraf
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
In office
2008–2013
ConstituencyReserved seat for women
Personal details
Born (1970-01-02) 2 January 1970 (age 49)
NationalityPakistani
Political partyPakistan Peoples Party
RelationsPir Ilahi Bux (grandfather)

Farzana Raja is a Pakistani politician who served as chair of the Benazir Income Support Programme and has been a Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan.

Early life and education[edit]

She was born on 2 January 1970.[1][2] She received her early education from Government High School in Chaklala, Rawalpindi and completed her college education from Viqar-u-Nisa College in Rawalpindi before obtaining bachelor's degree from the Punjab University in 1989.[1][2]

She is granddaughter of Pir Ilahi Bux.[2]

Political career[edit]

She was elected to the Provincial Assembly of Punjab as a candidate of Pakistan Peoples Party on a reserved seat for women in Pakistani general election, 2002.[1][2]

She was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate of Pakistan Peoples Party on a reserved seat for women from Punjab in Pakistani general election, 2008.[1][3]

She became chairwoman of the Benazir Income Support Programme in 2008.[4][5]

In 2012, she was inducted into the federal cabinet of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani without portfolio[6] and was give the status of a federal minister.[1] She was retained in the federal cabinet of incoming Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf.[1][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Farzana Raja". DAWN.COM. 23 April 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Profile". www.pap.gov.pk. Punjab Assembly. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  3. ^ Khan, Iftikhar A. (7 March 2008). "Three major parties short of two-thirds majority". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  4. ^ "BISP embezzlement case: NAB summons PPP's Farzana Raja". www.pakistantoday.com.pk. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  5. ^ "BISP embezzlement case: NAB summons PPP's Farzana Raja". The Nation. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  6. ^ Raza, Syed Irfan (17 April 2012). "Four new ministers of state sworn in". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Raja Pervaiz Ashraf elected prime minister, new cabinet sworn in". DAWN.COM. 22 June 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2017.