Bushra Rahman

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Bushra Rahman
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
In office
2008–2013
ConstituencyReserved seat for women
In office
2002–2007
ConstituencyReserved seat for women
Member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab
In office
1988–1990
ConstituencyReserved seat for women
In office
1985–1988
ConstituencyReserved seat for women
Personal details
NationalityPakistani

Bushra Rahman (Urdu: بشریٰ رحمٰن) (29 August 1944 – 7 February 2022) was a Pakistani politician who served as member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from 2002 to 2013. She remained a member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab from 1985 to 1990.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in the British Raj and moved to Pakistan, Rahman earned the degrees of Bachelor of Education and Master of Arts.[1]

She was a writer by profession[1] and was a recipient of the Sitara-i-Imtiaz for her achievements in the literature field.[2]

Political career[edit]

Rahman was elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab on a reserved seat for women in the 1985 Pakistani general election.[3]

She was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab on a reserved seat for women in the 1988 Pakistani general election.[4]

She was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (Q) on a seat reserved for women from Punjab in the 2002 Pakistani general election.[5][6][7]

She was re-elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (Q) on a seat reserved for women from Punjab in the 2008 Pakistani general election.[8][9]

Personal life and death[edit]

Rahman died on 7 February 2022, at the age of 77.[10]

Novels[edit]

Allah Mian Ji

Bahisht

Barah e Raast

But Shikan

Chaand Say Na Khelo

Chara Gar

Chup

Ek Aawara Ki Khatir

Khubsurat

Kis Morr Par Milay Ho

Laazawal

Lala Sehrai

Lagan

Pyaasi

Sharmeely

Tere Sung Dar Ki Talaash Thi

Tuk Tuk Deedam Tokyo

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ali, Kalbe (12 April 2013). "Assets and income of NA candidates for women's seats". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 12 December 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Khalid Maqbool confers civil awards on 46". Daily Times. 27 March 2014. Archived from the original on 27 March 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Previous Assemblies". www.pap.gov.pk. Archived from the original on 15 June 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Previous Assemblies". www.pap.gov.pk. Archived from the original on 14 June 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Women candidates of PML factions". DAWN.COM. 17 September 2002. Archived from the original on 11 December 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Parties' likely share in seats for women, minorities". DAWN.COM. 16 October 2002. Archived from the original on 6 December 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Women who made it to National Assembly". DAWN.COM. 1 November 2002. Archived from the original on 6 December 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  8. ^ Khan, Iftikhar A. (7 March 2008). "Three major parties short of two-thirds majority". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 6 December 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  9. ^ Wasim, Amir (16 March 2008). "60pc new faces to enter NA". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 11 April 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Writer Bushra Rahman, the woman behind blockbuster drama 'Bandhan' passes away". 7 February 2022. Retrieved 7 February 2022.