|Syeda Shehla Raza Alvi|
15 May 1964 |
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
|Alma mater||University of Karachi|
Syeda Shehla Raza (Urdu: سیدہ شهلا رضا) (born 15 May 1964 in Karachi, Pakistan) is a Pakistan People's Party politician in the Sindh province of Pakistan. In 2008, she was unanimously elected deputy speaker in the Thirteenth Assembly of the Sindh Assembly, and re-elected in 2013 for that position in the Fourteenth Assembly.
Raza completed her undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Karachi, receiving her Master's degree in Physiology in 1991. Her political career began while she was attending university. In 1986, she joined the People's Students Federation, a student wing of the Pakistan People's Party, when political activities were banned. Her activism began during this period of military rule. Three years later, Raza was elected as the Joint Secretary of the People's Student Federation.
In 1990, after the right-wing conservative alliance, the Islamic Democratic Alliance (IDA), formed a government, she was arrested and incarcerated for almost a month for her political activities, based upon allegations of a double murder and possession of illegal arms. The charges were later dropped.
In 1991, she married Ghulam Qadir, a former politician and then a general manager for Shahzeb Pharmaceutical Company. Her first child, a daughter, was born in 1992; in 1994 she had a son. Both of them were killed in a traffic accident in 2005.
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