Dr. Fehmida Mirza elected first woman speaker of Pakistan’s National Assembly

Posted on March 19, 2008
Filed Under >Darwaish, People, Politics, Women
50 Comments
Total Views: 83281

Darwaish

Fehmida Malik, Speaker Pakistan National AssemblyDr. Fehmida Mirza today created history when she became the first ever woman to be elected as speaker of Pakistan’s National Assembly. If I am not wrong, she is also the first every woman to achieve this position in entire Muslim world. She was the candidate of PPP, PML(N), ANP and JUI(F) and secured more than 2/3 of the total votes. She got 249 out of 324 votes casted while her opponent Sardar Mohammad Israr Tareen of PML(Q) could only secure 70 votes. It was interesting to see JUI(F) chief Moulana Fazal Ur Rehman voting for a woman candidate when first he showed some reservations. I guess ministries and urge to join government makes one do anything and everything :). Faisal Kundi has been elected deputy speaker defeating Khush Bakht Shujat.

Dr. Fehmida Mirza belongs to a very influential family of Hyderabad, Sindh and her husband Zulifiqar Mirza is considered a very trusted and close friend of PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari. During previous governments of Benazir Bhutto, Mirza was often accused of being Asif Zardari’s front-man in alleged shady deals. That was why Mirza, whose car registration Zulfi One, used to make waves in the federal capital during those days, disappeared from the scene after the dismissal of second Benazir government in 1996.

Dr. Fehmida Mirza won NA seat in February 18 elections from Badin on a general seat and her husband has also been elected in Sindh Assembly. According to official website of PPPP, born on December 20, 1956 in Karachi, she is an agriculturist and business woman by profession and is politically affiliated with the PPPP. She was previously elected MNA in 1997. Dr. Fehmida Mirza did her M.B.B.S degree from Liaquat Medical College, Jamshoro in the year 1982. Married, with two sons and two daughters, she has travelled to U.S.A, U.K, Canada, Switzerland, France, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. She enjoys reading.

According to Geo:

Dr. Fehmida Mirza has been elected first ever woman speaker of National Assembly.

Opposition had nominated Israr Tareen for speaker’s office. The voting was carried out through secret ballot.

Dr Fahmida Mirza received 249 out of 324 votes, of which 319 were valid and five votes were declared invalid. Asrar Tareen received 70 votes.

Dr Fehmida Mirza hails from Badin in Sindh and has been winning elections continuously since 1997. She is wife of Dr Zulfiqar Ali Mirza, a close friend of PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari. Hailing from an influential political family of Sindh, the 51-year-old Dr Fehmida Mirza has won the National Assembly seat in open electoral contest from Badin in 1997, 2002 and 2008.

Among prominent members of the family are her grandfather Qazi Abdul Qayyum, who was the first Muslim president of Hyderabad Municipality.

Her uncle Qazi Muhammad Akbar was a member of the Provincial Assembly and served as minister of home, finance, public works and information at various times. Dr Mirza’s father Qazi Abid started his political career as Chairman Hyderabad Division Council. He later served as Federal Minister for Education, Water and Power, Food and Agriculture and Information. He was also thrice Secretary General of the APNS.

Her brother Qazi Asad has served as APNS secretary-general nine times and also remained the CPNE secretary-general. He was also a PPP MNA and in that capacity served as chairman of the standing committee on information. Her cousin Qazi Aslam has been secretary-general APNS four times.

We sincerely wish Dr. Fehmida Mirza best of luck and hope this assembly would be run in a much better way than the previous one. Let’s hope that government formation process completes quickly now and everyone is able to focus on real issues on hand.

50 responses to “Dr. Fehmida Mirza elected first woman speaker of Pakistan’s National Assembly”

  1. FAHMEEDA MIRZA IS THE BEST NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SPEAKER

    FAHMEEDA MIRZA JUST LIKE MUHTARMA BENAZIR BHUTTO

    (FAHMEEDA MIRZA KO MAIN MUBARAK BAAD PESH KARTA HOON AUR MAIN YE KEHNA CHAHTA HOON KE POEPLES PARTY KABHI KHATAM NAHIN HO SAKTEE YEH Q LEG WALE KEHTE HAIN KE WAZIR-E-AZAM PUNJAB SE HUA HAI YEH WAZIR-E-AZAM SINDH KO KIYA DE GA AUR KEHTE HAIN KE AB POEPLES PARTY KHATAM HO GAYEE HAI MAGAR PEOPLES PARTY KABHI KHATAM NAHIN HO SAKTE MAIN WAZIR-E-AZAM KO REQUEST KARON GA KE SINDH KE LOGON KE LIYE EDUCATION,EMPLOYMENT LAYE GA AUR SINDH KE LIYE APNE EEMANDAREE KE SATH KAAM KARGA TAAKE IS Q LEG WALON KE MOONH BAND HO JAYE JO KEHTEY HAIN KE PEOPLES PARTY KHATAM HO GAYEE HAI

    JEAY BHUTTO SADA JEAY
    JEAY BHUTTO SADA JEAY
    JEAY BHUTTO SADA JEAY
    JEAY BHUTTO SADA JEAY

  2. Zameer Soomro says:

    I would like to congratulate firs Speaker of the Natilnal Assembly of Pakistan. Dr. Fehmida Mirza is very articulate, born in a political family. She has climebed ladder from solider to a leader. Dr. Mirza has sacrified her professioal career to server poor people of Badi.

    I was reading everone’s comments and everyone has expressed her huband Dr. Zulifqar Mirza best friend of Asif. But no one has talked about Dr. Zulifquar Mirza sacrification and dedication for the PPP for last 20 years. Serveing side by sid with Bhutto family and Zardari family. Mr and Mrs Mirza both are loyal and royal bood of Pakistan People’s Party. Both are one of the few people who have lived for the people, served to the the poeple. Today Pakistan is proud to see dedicated people stearing country’s direction to the future. May Allah make it easy for them to continue this leadership for next 5 years. We should say enough is enough for short lived government. Let democracy flurish for 5 years without the shadow of Marshal-law. Long live Pakistan, and long live Constitution of Pakistan.

  3. Rafay Kashmiri says:

    Pir ki Amad
    Hoshiyar !
    Ba-adab, ba-mulahiza, Hazrat Piran-Pir Dastagir,
    Shaikh-ul-Mashaikh-ul-Shayyukh, Khizr-e-Butan-
    ghariban, Maula-e-musulmanan-e-Multan, Rohani-e-
    agahi-e-Islaf, Gaddi-neshin-e-Ahl-e-Gilaan, Hazrat
    Syed Yousuf Raza Shah Sahib Gillani apni masnad-e
    muqqadas-wa-gaddi-e-guddazz par roh-farma-wa-
    RaunaqAfroz heinnnnnnnnnnnn !!!!!!!!

    Dum dum dum dum dum dum
    Damadum Mast Qalander (not MQ)
    Bhaij Pagarahhhhhhhhhh

    @Mohammed Walid,
    Dargha Sharif Gillianian kay hotay howay,
    Kia ab bhi apko Secular/socialist Umray ki zarurat hay ???

  4. Mohammad Walid says:

    AWARENESS CAMPAIGN FOR UMRAH PILGRIMS

    LABBAIK ALLAH UMMA LABBAIK
    LABBAIK LAA SHAREEKA LAKA LABBAIK INNAL HAMDA WAN-NI’MATA LAKA WAL MULK LAA SHAREEKA LAK

    Respectable Umrah Pilgrims

    As’Sal

  5. Rafay Kashmiri says:

    Ya Darwaish,

    @readinglord,

    remember !Fehmidah Baji speaks with her mouth, not
    with her eyes, go and consult an opthalmologue,

    apki khadmat mein,

    yeh teri ankhon ka taghay’ur hay, keh tu kehta hay,
    unki ankhon kay ghumanay say muattal Ijlas howa

    Agar kehein jumbish wo dejatein, apnay honton ko,
    yaqqinan, apkay Piron ki hukumat ka Khulasa hota
    Rafay Kashmiri

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*