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Mirza belongs to Sindh province. She is daughter of
Qazi Abdul Majeed Abid and wife of Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza.
She was born on 20th December, 1950 in Karachi. After
obtaining basic education, she took MBBS degree from
Liaquat Medical College Jamshoro (Sindh) in 1982. Later
on, she entered politics and was elected as MNA from
NA-222 in 1993, 1997, 2002 and 2008.
Dr. Fahmida Mirza is a seasoned politician and besides
a parliamentarian she has been discharging duties and
besides a parliamentarian she has been discharging duties
as Secretary Information
| Pakistan People’s Party Sindh and member of standing
committees for sports, culture, tourism and youth affairs.
She is the first woman Speaker of the Muslim World and the
29th woman to work as Speaker in the World. Other countries
where women speakers have discharged their duties include
Denmark, Hungary, Uruguay, Germany, Canada, Argentina, Iceland,
Switzerland, Bolivia, Italy, Australia, Nicaragua, Finland,
Guatemala, UK Sweden, Crotia, Japan, Norway, South Africa,
peru, Malta, Poland, Holland, Czech Republic, Spain, Greece,
Belgium, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Gambia, Israel, Nigeria
Dr.Fahmida Mirza belongs to a family of political leadrs.
Her husband Dr, Zulfiqar Mirza was elected MNA (Sindh) in
2008 and her brother Qazi Asad Abid was elected member of
NA in 1993 He is the head of Ibrat Group of Publications.
First Woman Speaker
of National Assembly in Pakistan:
Mirza, is the current and 18th Speaker of the National Assembly,
a lower house of Parliament of State of Pakistan. The constitutional
history of Pakistan entered a new bright phase on 19th March,
2008, when a woman MNA was elected Speaker of National Assembly.
Dr. Fahmida Mirza earned this honour by defeating Sardar
Israr Tareen, opposition candidate by 249 votes to 70 votes.
The votes polled were more than two thirds of the 342 seat
house required for a constructional amendment and more than
total 228 of the PPP-led four party coalitions. The result
suggested that 10 independent members from FATA and some
members of the fromer ruling party also voted for the present
Election of speaker was conducted by outgoing speaker chaudhry
Ameer Hussain, who acted as the PML Speaker of the previous
assembly. Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman missed the voting due to
his late arrival in the assembly along with three other
candidates. It was not clear whether this act was incident
Dr. Fahmida Mirza is a seasoned parliamentarian three times
a member of National Assembly. Moreover, his husband Dr.
Zulfiqar Mirza and father also were members of National
Assembly. After the election various leaders of the treasury
and opposition benches congratulated her and offered their
cooperation in the discharge of duties. They included Chaudhry
Parvaiz Elahi, Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao and Manzoor Watoo.