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Firdous Ashiq Awan

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Firdous Ashiq Awan
Minister of Information and Mass-Media Broadcasting
In office
February 9, 2011 – April 18, 2012
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani
Preceded by Qamar Zaman Kaira
Succeeded by Qamar Zaman Kaira
Federal Minister for National Regulations and Services
In office
April 18, 2012 – March 16, 2013
Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf
Yousaf Raza Gillani
Federal Minister of Population Welfare
In office
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
Assumed office
16 November 2002
Constituency NA-111 Sialkot
Personal details
Born 11 January 1970
Sialkot Saidpur
Citizenship Pakistani
Political party Pakistan Peoples Party

Firdous Ashiq Awan (Punjabi, Urdu: فردوس عاشق اعوان‎) (born 11 January 1970) is a Pakistani physician and politician who served as a Minister of Information and Broadcasting between 2011 and 2013, and the MP from Sialkot from 2002 till 2013.[1][2][3]

Political career[edit]

She was elected the first time in 2002 on the seat of National Assembly and succeeded in the party PML (Q). In 2008, she was elected again by joining Pakistan People's Party on the seat of National Assembly and was successful.[4] She was in the office of Federal Minister for National Regulation and Services.

She presented her resignation to Prime Minister Yousef Raza Gilani on 25 December 2011 during the Special Federal Cabinet Meeting. It was later declined by the Prime Minister after holding a one-to-one meeting with Awan.[5]

April 18, 2012 Qamar Zaman Kaira was appointed as the new Minister of Information and Broadcasting, while former Information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan is reassigned the Ministry of National Regulations and Services.[6]


  1. ^ "Profile: Firdous Ashiq Awan". Pakistani leaders. Retrieved August 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Firdous in office". Info Pak. Retrieved August 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Firdous Ashiq Awan Resigns As PPP's Vice President In Punjab". Daily Capital. 2015-07-03. Retrieved 2016-10-25. 
  4. ^ "First time elected in 2002". Pakistan Herald. Retrieved August 11, 2011. 
  5. ^ Hafeez Tunio (25 December 2011). "Firdous throws in towel, takes it back, wipes tears". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Kaira replaces Awan as Information Minister - Pakistan". Dawn.Com. Retrieved 2014-05-16.