Nafisa Shah

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Nafisa Shah
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
Assumed office
13 August 2018
Constituency NA-208 (Khairpur-I)
In office
17 March 2008 – 31 May 2018
Constituency Reserved seat for women
District Nazim of Khairpur
In office
2001–2007
Personal details
Born (1968-01-20) 20 January 1968 (age 50)
Citizenship Pakistani
Political party Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)
Father Qaim Ali Shah[1]

Nafisa Shah (Urdu: نفيسہ شاہ‎; born 20 January 1968) is a Pakistani politician who has been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, since August 2018. Previously, she was member of the National Assembly from March 2008 to May 2018.

Early life and education[edit]

Shah was born on 20 January 1968[2] in Khairpur, Sindh[3] to Qaim Ali Shah.[4]

She has doctorate in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Oxford.[3]

Political career[edit]

Shah served as Nazim of District Khairpur[5][4][6] from 2001 to 2007.[3]

She was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan on a reserved seat for women as a candidate of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) from Sindh in the Pakistani general election, 2008.[7][8] She served as chair of the National Commission for Human Development and general secretary of the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus between 2008 and 2013.[4]

She has been vice president of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.[4] She also headed the National Commission for Human Development.[6] In 2011, she was awarded a Ph.D degree by the University of Oxford for her study on honour killing in Sindh.[6]

She was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PPP on a seat reserved for women from Sindh in the Pakistani general election, 2013 for the second time.[9][10][1]

She was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PPP from Constituency NA-208 (Khairpur-I) in Pakistani general election, 2018. She received 107,847 votes and defeated Ghous Ali Shah.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Women's reserved seats: Top politicians' spouses, kin strike it lucky - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 30 May 2013. Archived from the original on 12 February 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  2. ^ "If elections are held on time…". www.thenews.com.pk. Archived from the original on 5 December 2017. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Profiles: International Conference on Civil-Military Relations". www.pildat.org. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d "Wondrous women". DAWN.COM. 6 March 2016. Archived from the original on 9 March 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  5. ^ "SUKKUR: Khairpur Nazim did not attend meeting". DAWN.COM. 19 April 2002. Archived from the original on 9 March 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  6. ^ a b c "Nafisa Shah gets Ph.D from Oxford". DAWN.COM. 3 April 2011. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  7. ^ "KARACHI: Opposition parties shortlist candidates : Crucial PML meeting today". DAWN.COM. 24 November 2007. Archived from the original on 9 March 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Dual nationality: PM among 450 MPs yet to file declaration". DAWN.COM. 23 October 2012. Archived from the original on 9 March 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Women, minority seats allotted". DAWN.COM. 29 May 2013. Archived from the original on 7 March 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Women treated as 'second-rate' parliamentarians, says Dr Nafisa - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 21 March 2016. Archived from the original on 9 March 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  11. ^ "NA-208 Result - Election Results 2018 - Khairpur 1 - NA-208 Candidates - NA-208 Constituency Details". www.thenews.com.pk. The News. Retrieved 30 July 2018.