List of The First Female Holders of Political Offices in Asia - Pakistan


Dominion of Pakistan:

  • Deputy Speaker – Begum Jahanara Shahnawaz – 1947
  • Member of Parliament – Begum Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah – 1947
  • Ambassador (to Netherlands) (1954) - Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan

Islamic Republic of Pakistan:

  • Governor (of Sindh) (1973) - Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan
  • Chair of Major Political Party (Pakistan Peoples Party) – Nusrat Bhutto – 1979
  • Minister of Population – Dr. Attiya Inayatullah – 1980
  • Prime Minister – Benazir Bhutto – 1988
  • Deputy Prime Minister – Nusrat Bhutto – 1980s
  • Minister of Information – Syeda Abida Hussain – 1990
  • Minister of Finance – Benazir Bhutto – 1993
  • Minister of Law and Human Rights – Shahida Jamil – 2002
  • Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan – Fahmida Mirza – 2008
  • Shahida Malik - Pakistan's first woman who holds a 2 star rank of major general, and the first woman Surgeon General of the Army.
  • Haleena Iqbal - Pakistan's first traffic lieutenant and, super intendent traffic.
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs – Hina Rabbani Khar – 2011

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