Fahmida Mirza has previously served as the Speaker of the National Assembly during the previous government of the Pakistan Peoples Party and is the first and only woman to have held the position.
Mirza was born on 20 December 1956 in Karachi to Qazi Abdul MajeedAbid, and belongs to an influential political family of Sindh. She is married to Zulfiqar Mirza, the former home minister of Sindh. She has two sons and two daughters.
Mirza completed schooling from St Mary’s Convent in Hyderabad in 1972. She did her MBBS from Liaquat Medical College in Jamshoro in 1982. She has remained chief executive of an advertising company, and the chief executive officer of the Mirza Sugar Mills.
Mirza joined PPP in 1997 and was elected to the National Assembly. She was re-elected in 2002 general electionfrom NA-225 Badin, and retained the constituency during 2008 elections.
On March 19, 2008, she became the 18th speaker of the National Assembly and the first woman to hold this office. She was also the first female parliamentary speaker in the Muslim world. She was re-elected in 2013 general elections from Badin.
Zulfiqar Mirza was the Home Minister of Sindh till June 2011, but fell out of favour after criticising Asif Ali Zardari, but Fahmida maintained her neutrality. However, as her husband sways towards the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, it needs to be realized if she would remain loyal towards the PPP.
Fahmida Mirza – Age, Husband, Political Party and Constituency
|Complete Name||Fahmida Mirza|
|Born||December 20, 1956, Karachi|
|Education||Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Liaquat University of Medical Health Sciences|
|Siblings||Kazi Asad Abid|