|Minister of State for Climate Change|
|Assumed office |
5 October 2018
|Prime Minister||Imran Khan|
|Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan|
|Assumed office |
13 August 2018
|Constituency||NA-191 (Dera Ghazi Khan-III)|
|Political party||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
|Alma mater||Queen Mary College|
National College of Arts
Zartaj Gul Wazir (Urdu: زرتاج گل وزیر) is a Pakistani politician who is the current Minister of State for Climate Change, in office since 5 October 2018. She has been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan since August 2018.
Early life and education
She obtained her early education in her native town Bannu and Miramshah before moving to Lahore with her family. She attended Queen Mary College for her undergraduate studies and then National College of Arts for her postgraduate studies. She did Textile Designing from National College of Arts.
She moved to Dera Ghazi Khan after getting married in 2010 and worked as a member for ISF and then as a member of PTI’s core committee and central deputy information secretary.
She ran for the seat of the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate of PTI from Constituency NA-172 (Dera Ghazi Khan-II) in Pakistani general election, 2013 but was unsuccessful. She received 38,643 votes and lost the seat to Hafiz Abdul Kareem.
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