Nasreen Jalil

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Nasreen Jalil
Deputy Mayor of Karachi
In office
17 October 2005 – 19 February 2010
Preceded by Tariq Hasan
Succeeded by Dr. Arshad A Vohra
Pakistani Senator from Sindh
In office
2 March 2012 – present
Personal details
Born (1944-02-22) 22 February 1944 (age 73)
Lahore, Pakistan
Political party MQM
Residence Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Alma mater University of Punjab
Occupation Politician

Nasreen Jalil (urdu: نسرین جلیل) (born: 22 February 1944, Lahore) is a Pakistani Senator and used to be the Naib Nazim of the district of Karachi, Sindh.[1]

Early life[edit]

Jalil was born in Lahore on 22 February 1944, then part of colonial India, her family were from the United Provinces but had settled in Karachi.[2][3] Her father, Zafarul Ahsan was the deputy commissioner of Lahore at the time of the British Indian Empire in 1947, and later he worked as an Indian Civil Service (ICS) officer.[3] Her sister is the Pakistani architect, Yasmeen Lari.

Political career[edit]

Nasreen Jalil was elected to the senate of Pakistan in March 1994 for a six-year term. She was member of the Senate Standing Committees and Commerce and on Foreign Affairs, Kashmir Affairs and Northern Affairs and on Health, Social Welfare and special Education and also Chairperson on Functional Committee on Human Rights.[4]

In January 2006 she became Naib Nazim of Karachi, during the swearing in ceremony Jalil pledged that underdeveloped areas of the city would be developed and also that women's rights would be safeguarded.[4]

In the Senate election held on 2 March 2012, Nasreen Jalil was elected as a senator from Sindh.[2]

Nasreen Jalil is the deputy convener of Muttahida Qaumi Movement's (MQM) Coordinate Committee.[2]

She is the chairperson of Senate's Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics, P&D and Privatization.[2]


  1. ^ Zila Nazims & Naib Zila Nazims in the Province of Sindh
  2. ^ a b c d "Nasreen Jalil, Senate of Pakistan Profile". Senate of Pakistan. Senate of Pakistan. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Nasreen Jalil". Who is Who in Karachi?. 26 April 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  4. ^ a b KARACHI: Nasreen sworn in as naib nazim