Samina Khalid Ghurki
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Samina Khalid Ghurki
|Minister of National Integration and Heritage|
|Minister of Environment|
|President of the Pakistan Peoples Party Lahore Chapter|
|Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan|
11 November 2002 – 2013
13 August 1956 |
|Political party||Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)|
Samina Khalid Ghurki is a Pakistani politician, from the Pakistan Peoples Party. Samina Ghurki was born on 13 August 1956 in Lahore, Punjab. She was elected to the National Assembly for her first term in 2002 from the constituency of NA-130, the largest of Lahore. She was re-elected in 2008 from the same constituency. She was appointed Federal Minister of Special Education in the cabinet of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, Federal Minister of Environment and later Federal Minister of National Integration and Heritage in the cabinet of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf; Raja Cabinet I.
Samina Khalid Ghurki completed her Bachelor Studies from Lahore College for Women in 1976. Married, Samina is the mother of two sons and two daughters. She is active in the community welfare and social work of her constituency. Her family funds the Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital in Ghurki, Lahore. Her late husband Khalid Javaid Ghurki was a former MP, President of PPP Lahore Chapter, Member of CEC PPP, parliamentary secretary and Town Nazim of Wagah Town, Lahore. He was one of the senior leaders of the PPPP and a close associate of Asif Ali Zardari and Benazir Bhutto. Other family members in politics include Farooq Ghurki (Former Provincial Minister for Information and Technology), Arshad Ghurki, Muhammad Iqbal Ghurki (Former Provincial Minister).
Her areas of legislative interests are Education, Environment, Local Government Affairs, Culture and Women Affairs. She was among the 9 MPs to sign the UNIFEM's 'say no to violence against women' campaign in New York. She is popular among her local electorate, notably said to one of the few 'people's MNAs' frequently visiting villages to condole residents on the death of their loved ones.