Ashraf Abbasi: The Inspirational Woman Politician of Pakistan

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Ashraf Abbasi: The Inspirational Woman Politician of Pakistan

Ashraf Abbasi was a renowned Pakistani politician and the 1st female Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan. She was a very close supporter of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), and its leaders Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto. She was also an active member of the West Pakistan Assembly in the year of 1962 until 1965. She joined the PPP and won from her constituency in the time period of 1970.

Personal life of Ashraf Abbasi

Abbasi acquired her secondary education from DJ College Sindh in the year of 1940. She also studied at the Lady Harding Medical College in Delhi. She gained her MBBS degree from the Dow Medical College Karachi. Abbasi opened her clinic in Larkana. She also served at Civil Hospital Larkana. She participated in the promotion of education. She passed away on the day of 4 August 2014 in the village of Waleed, Larkana. She was the mother of 2 sons, involving Safdar Ali Abbasi who became a PPP senator.

Career

Ashraf Abbasi was a member of the West Pakistan Assembly from the time period of 1962 to 1965. After that, she joined PPP, winning a National Assembly seat in 1970. She became the 1st woman deputy speaker of the National Assembly, serving from the time period of 1973 to 1977 and again from the years of 1988 to 1990. She also served as the chairperson of the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Larkana campus, and was a member of the Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad city, and University of Sindh, Jamshoro, syndicates. She was also a member of the constitution committee. She developed the Mothers Trust in 1996 to assist poor women. Abbasi wrote her biography titled Jaikey Halan Haikliyoon (“The Women Who Walk Alone”).

Publications

  • Jaikey Halan Haikliyoon (“The Women Who Walk Alone”).

 

 

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