Yasmin Rashid

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Yasmin Rashid
Provincial Minister of Punjab for Primary and Secondary Healthcare
Assumed office
27 August 2018
Chief MinisterSardar Usman Buzdar
Provincial Minister of Punjab for Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education
Assumed office
27 August 2018
Member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab
Assumed office
15 August 2018
ConstituencyReserved seat for women
Personal details
Born (1950-09-21) 21 September 1950 (age 68)
Chakwal, Punjab, Pakistan
NationalityPakistani
Political partyPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

Yasmin Rashid (Urdu: یاسمین راشد‎; born 21 September 1950) is a Pakistani politician who is the current Provincial Minister of Punjab for primary and secondary healthcare, and specialised healthcare and medical education, in office since 27 August 2018. She has been a member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab, since 15 August 2018.

Early life and education[edit]

She was born on 21 September 1950 in Chakwal, Punjab, Pakistan.[1][2][3] She is daughter-in-law of former Minister of Education Malik Ghulam Nabi.[4]

She completed her early education in Neela village in Chakwal district[3] before moving to Lahore where she was educated at the Convent of Jesus and Mary.[2] She married in 1972.[3]

In 1978, she did her MBBS from the Fatima Jinnah Medical University in Lahore.[3][2] In 1984, she moved to the United Kingdom and enrolled in the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists[2] from where received a MRCOG degree in 1989 and a FRCOG degree in 1999.[3]

She then received a degree in FCPS from Karachi's College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan.[3]

Professional career[edit]

She served as the President the Pakistan Medical Association from 1998 to 2000[3][1] She served as president of Pakistan Medical Association Lahore chapter from 2008 to 2010 and has been the chairperson of the Task Force Women Development,[3] and chairperson of the Women Health Committee in Punjab.[2]

She is a gynaecologist by profession[5] and had served as the head of the obstetrics and gynaecology department at King Edward Medical University.[6] She also worked in Rawalpindi Medical University, Fatima Jinnah Medical University and headed the Genealogy department of Central Park Medical College.[3]

Political career[edit]

Rashid retired from government service in 2010 and joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)[1] on the advice of her father-in-law.[2][3]

She ran for the seat of the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate of PTI from NA-120 (Lahore-III) but was unsuccessful[7] and secured 52,354 votes[3] against then President of Pakistan Muslim League (N) Nawaz Sharif who won with 91,683 votes.[1][8]

In July 2017, after Nawaz Sharif was disqualified by Supreme Court of Pakistan as Member of the National Assembly following the Panama Papers case verdict, NA-120 (Lahore-III) seat fell vacant and by-polls were called in the constituency. PTI nominated Rashid to run for the seat of the National Assembly as its candidate in the by-polls held in September 2017.[1][9] However she lost the polls to Kulsoom Nawaz Sharif.[10]

She was elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of PTI on a reserved seat for women in Pakistani general election, 2018.[11]

On 27 August 2018, she was inducted into the provincial Punjab cabinet of Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and was appointed as Provincial Minister of Punjab for primary and secondary healthcare, with the additional ministerial portfolio of specialised healthcare and medical education.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Iron ladies in the race". TNS - The News on Sunday. 20 August 2017. Archived from the original on 20 August 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "NA-120: Know your candidates". GEO News. 12 September 2017. Archived from the original on 11 September 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "PTI Contender Yasmeen Rashid's Biography". Abb Takk News. Archived from the original on 17 September 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  4. ^ "NA-120 polls: Claims and counterclaims". The News. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Lahore by-polls: Shehbaz's absence casts shadow on campaign of Nawaz's wife". hindustan times/. 16 September 2017. Archived from the original on 16 September 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Status of women in Pakistan extremely poor". www.pakistantoday.com.pk. Archived from the original on 8 August 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Preparations complete for NA-120 by-election; polling to begin at 8am". www.geo.tv. 17 September 2017. Archived from the original on 16 September 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Maliks yet to win on NA-120". www.thenews.com.pk. Archived from the original on 13 September 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Polling underway in momentous NA-120 by-election amid tight security". DAWN.COM. 17 September 2017. Archived from the original on 17 September 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  10. ^ "NA-120 by-polls: Unofficial results show Kulsoom Nawaz in the lead". DAWN.COM. 17 September 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  11. ^ Reporter, The Newspaper's Staff (13 August 2018). "ECP notifies candidates for PA reserved seats". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  12. ^ Malik, Mansoor (28 August 2018). "Punjab cabinet sworn in: Only 15 out of 23 ministers given portfolios". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 28 August 2018.

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