Fauzia Kasuri

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Fauzia Kasuri
Personal details
Born (1952-09-08) 8 September 1952 (age 65)[1][2]
Karachi, Pakistan
Spouse(s) Danial Kasuri[3]
Residence Islamabad, Pakistan [1][2]
Alma mater University of North Carolina
St. Joseph's College[4]
Occupation Politician

Fauzia Kasuri (Urdu: فوزیہ قصوری‎, born September 8, 1952) is a Pakistani politician who was until recently one of the central figures of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

Kasuri has just joined Mustafa Kamal’s PakSarzameen Party (PSP). Kasuri is a former member of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf, a political party in Pakistan. Apart from raising funds for the party, she has been President of the Women's Wing of the party for 17 years and is responsible for building women chapters of the party in Europe, the Middle East and the US. She has been a member of the Manifesto and Constitution Committees of the party and has played a leading role in nurturing the women and youth wings within the party.

Currently,[when?] she is chairperson of the Advisory Council on Women Development with the Poverty Eradication Initiative. She is a long time volunteer for the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, involved in international fund raising for the charity. Kasuri also has a long track record of fund raising for the Imran Khan Foundation. Having been affiliated with many social causes like SOS and the Layton Rahmatullah Benevolent Trust, she is also on the board of I-Care Foundation in Pakistan and was a leading figure for the relief work with the internally displaced persons from Waziristan.

Personal life and education[edit]

Fauzia Kasuri was born in Karachi, Pakistan. She studied at the Karachi American School and St Joseph's College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Karachi. She later joined the MBA program at the University of North Carolina, studying economics and statistics.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fauzia Kasuri Pakistan Leaders Online. Accessed May 9, 2012
  2. ^ a b Fauzia Kasuri Pakistan Herald. Accessed May 9, 2012
  3. ^ "Tipper, Gore donate to Imran’s hospital", Daily Times, May 17, 2004. Accessed May 9, 2012 ("The event at $150 a plate was organised by Mrs Fauzia Kasuri, wife of Danial Kasuri, executive director of the Beaconhouse School system in Pakistan.")
  4. ^ Fauzia Kasuri on OnePakistan.com. Accessed May 9, 2012