Mahtab Rashdi

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Mahtab Akbar Rashdi
Member of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh
In office
June 2013 – 28 May 2018
ConstituencyReserved seat for women
Personal details
Born (1947-03-03) 3 March 1947 (age 76)
Political partyPakistan Muslim League (F)
Akbar Rashidi
(m. 1981)

Mahtab Akbar Rashdi (Urdu: ماہتاب اکبر راشدی، née Channa) is a Pakistani politician and actress who had been a Member of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh, from June 2013 to May 2018.

Early life and education[edit]

She was born on 3 March 1947 in Naudero.[3] She earned the degree of Bachelor of Arts from Government Girls College Hyderabad. She received the Bachelor of Education and the degree of Master of Arts in Political Science, both from the University of Sindh. She also did Master of Arts in Political Science from University of Massachusetts on the Fulbright Scholarship.[3][1]

In 1981, she married Akbar Rashidi, a Bureaucrat. Later, she herself joined bureaucracy and started heading several departments including education, information and culture.[1]

In 2004, President of Pakistan awarded her the Pride of Performance for her services.[2]

Acting career[edit]

She started her career as an actress and featured in many Pakistani dramas.[1]

Political career[edit]

She was elected to the Provincial Assembly of Sindh as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (F) on a reserved seat for women in 2013 Pakistani general election.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b c d Newspaper, the (31 May 2013). "'New' faces in Sindh PA".
  2. ^ a b InpaperMagazine, From (23 December 2012). "Interview: Rejuvenating the youth".
  3. ^ a b "Welcome to the Website of Provincial Assembly of Sindh". Archived from the original on 20 August 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  4. ^ "PML-N secures maximum number of reserved seats in NA". Archived from the original on 3 January 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  5. ^ "2013 Sindh Assembly women notification" (PDF). Election Commission of Pakistan. Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 January 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2018.

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