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Elected Women Nazims/ Naib Nazims
Nafisa Shah, Nazim, District Khairpur
Nafisa Shah has been elected District Nazim of Khairpur. Fighting against three panels, she won the election by securing 834 votes, with a huge margin of 334 votes. She has done her Masters in Social and Cultural Anthropology from Oxford University, United Kingdom. She is a well-known human rights and women's rights activist. She ahs done an in-depth study on the issue of karokari (honour killing) in Sindh. She belongs to a political family. Her father Syed Qaim Ali Shah, a PPP leader, has been the Chief Minister of Sindh.
Farriyal Talpur, Nazim, District Nawabshah
Farriyal Talpur has been elected District Nazim of Nawabshah, the native district of the Zardaris. She is the sister of jailed Asif Zardari and sister-in-law of the former Prime Minster Benazir Bhutto. She ahs done her Masters in English Literature from Karachi University. The was one panel against her. She secured 499 out of 982 votes polled. Her opponent received 482 votes.
Ruqqaya Khannum Soomro, Naib Nazim, Tehsil Rato Dero, District Larkana
Ruqqaya Khanam Somro has been elected Naib Nazim of Tehsil Rato Dero of District Larkana. She won the election against her rival Ghulam Mustafa Abro of Sindh National Front with a lead of 110 votes. She secured 138 out of 173 votes polled. Until recently, Ms Ruquia Khannum Soomro has been serving as President of PPP Women's Wing, Sindh. She was elected as a member of the National Assembly in 1988 on women's special seats. She is an active member of Sindh Political Women's Alliance as well as Aurat Foundation's Legislative Watch Group in Karachi.
Dr. Rubina Aziz Jatoi, Nazim, Union Council No. 69, District Muzafargarh
Dr. Rubina Aziz Jatoi has been elected Nazim from Union Council No. 69 of District Muzaffargarh (Punjab). She was the only women elected as Nazim during the first phase of the local government elections. She won the election with a margin of 700 votes. She has a political background. Her husband and father-in-law had been elected members district council in the past.
Sajida Nayyar Abidi, Nazim, Union Council Head Marala, District Sialkot
Sajida Nayyar Abidi, a veteran woman politician from Punjab, has been elected Nazim from Union Council Head Marala, District Sialkot, by securing 4900 votes and defeating three male panels in open contest. She was elected as a member of the Punjab Provincial Assembly in 1985 and was also Minister for Livestock in the Punjab Government. In the 1980s, she was awarded a gold medal for achieving the highest per acre yield in the arid agricultural zones of Pakistan.
Shazia Elahi Sethi, Nazim, Union Council Chowida, District Sialkot
Shazia Elahi Sethi has been elected Nazim from Union council Chowinda, District Sialkot. She defeated four male candidates by securing 1851 votes. This is Shazia Sethi's first electoral stint. She has a Masters in History from the Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. Along with her husband, Shazia Sethi is actively involved in social work in the district.
Ghulam Sughra, Nazim Union Council No. 111, District Gujranwala
Ghulam Sughra won the election as Nazim form Union Council No. 111 of District Gujranwala. She hails from village Jandiala Baghwal. She secured 2161 votes and defeated her main opponent by a margin of 861 votes. The victory marks her entry into the arena of electoral politics.
Hameeda Waheed-ud-Din, Nazim, Union Coucil No. 4, District Mandi Bahuddin
Hameeda Waheed-ud-Din has been elected Nazim from Union Council No. 4 of District Mandi Bahuddin. She got 2977 votes and defeated her male opponent by a wide margin of 1246 votes. Hameeda Wahee-ud-din is a graduate and has returned to the area form Lahore recently after completing her studies. Her late father , Mian Waheed-ud-Din was a member of the Punjab Provincial Assembly. She is a known social worker.
Azra Mehmood Shaikh
Azra Mehmood Shaikh has been elected Nazim from Union Council No. 9, District Bahawalpur. She secured 1491 votes by defeating her two male opponents. She is an agriculturist and manages here own farm. Azra Shaikh has a Bachelors degree in Arts and Education (BA/BEd). She has been elected twice as a member of the district council in previous local council elections. She is also Chairperson of the Area Ward Zakat Committee and has been involved in human rights activities.
Syeda Irshad Jilani, Nazim, Union council Jilani, District Khairpur
Syeda Irshad Jilani has been elected Nazim from Union council Jilani, District Khairpur. Contesting against two panels she won by securing 2629 votes. She belongs to a political family of the province. Her father-in-law, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, has been the Chief Minister of Sindh while her brother, Syed Pervaiz Ali Shah, has been a member of the Sindh Provincial Assembly. Syeda Irshad Jilani has a Masters degree from Sindh University and is a human rights activist.
Noor Jahan Abbassi, Nazim Union Council Sobho Dero, District Khairpur
Noor Jehan Abbassi has been elected Nazim from Union Council Sobho Dero, District Khairpur. She won the election by securing 1312 votes with a lead of about 200 votes. She belongs to a famous educated and political family of Sindh. Her late brother, Dr. Tanveer Abbassi, was an eminent Sindhi poet and writer. Another brother, Dr. G. N. Abbassi, was a member of the Sindh chabinet in 2000. Noor Jahan Abbassi has been in politics for quite some time and has previously served as Chairperson, Town committee, Sobho Dero.
Kausar Muneer Chaudhry, Naib Nazim, Union Council No. 105, District Lahore
Begum Kausar Muneer Chaudhry has been elected Naib Nazim from Union Council No. 105 Nawan Kot, Lahore. She secured 4500 votes and defeated here two strong rivals by a lead of 900 votes. She is a Matriculate and has also done a 4-year course in Arabic. She has won election with the support of PML (QA). She was elected as a councilor in 1983 and was also a member of the Khidmat Committee. Here father, a social worker, was the founder of Arain Hospital in Gujranwala.
Bilquees Begum, Nazim, Union Council No. 38, District Lahore
Bilquees Begum has been elected Nazim from Union Council No. 38, Shalimar Town, Lahore. She won the election by securing 2300 votes and defeating her six opponents with a lead of 850 votes. This is her first exposure to the political arena. Her brother, Mian Mushtaq Ahmad, was murdered the day after he was elected Nazim from the same constituency. This compelled Bilquees Begum to contest the election, which had been rescheduled. She has an F.Sc. degree form Islamia College, Cooper Road, Lahore.
Begum Shafqat-un-Nisa, Nazim, Union council No. 33, District Lahore
Begum Shafqat-un-Nisa has been elected Nazim form Union Council No. 33, Crown Park, Mughalpura, District Lahore. She won with a huge margin of 2500 votes. Though she has been assisting here husband, Akhlaq Ahmad Goodo, a PPP leader, in social and political activities, this is the first time she directly took part in electoral politics. She is a graduate from Queens Mary College, Lahore.
Rubina Parveen, Nazim, Union Council No. 13, District Jhelum
Rubina Parveen has been elected Nazim from Union Council No. 13, Mughalabad, Jhelum. She secured 2600 votes by defeating four male panels. Her husband, Ishtiaq Ahmad, was elected as a district councilor in 1988. She belongs to a political family, which ahs affiliations with PML (N). Rubina Parveen's father-in-law was twice elected as a member of the district council. Here father, Haji Allah Ditta, a cloth merchant and a respected member of the Arain biradri, has been the president of an area ward of PML for the last 30 years. This was Rubina Parveen's first stint in practical politics. She is a Matriculate and has been actively involved in Aurat Foundation's activities.
Begum Rana Ahmed Raza, Naib Nazim, Union Council No. 155/16, District Sargodha
Begum Rana Ahmed Raza has been elected Naib Nazim form Union Council No. 155/16, district Sargodha. She secured 3600 votes by defeating a lone panel against here with a huge margin of 2300 votes. She belongs to a political family. Her husband, Rana Ahmed Raza, is active in local and national politics from the platform of PML(N). He was also elected a councilor of Sargodha municipal corporation in the past.
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