Nasreen Jalil

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Nasreen Jalil
Deputy mayor of Karachi
In office
17 October 2005 – 19 February 2010
Preceded byTariq Hasan
Succeeded byDr. Arshad A Vohra
Member of the Senate of Pakistan from Sindh
In office
2 March 2012 – March 2018
Personal details
Born (1944-02-22) 22 February 1944 (age 78)
Lahore, Punjab, British India (now Pakistan)
Political partyMQM
Residence(s)Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Alma materUniversity of Punjab

Nasreen Jalil (Urdu: نسرین جلیل) (born: 22 February 1944, Lahore) is a Pakistani politician and a senior leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement. She served as a member of the Senate of Pakistan from Sindh from 2012 to 2018. Previously, she served as the Deputy Mayor of Karachi.[1][2][3][4]

Early life[edit]

Jalil was born in Lahore on 22 February 1944, then part of India, her family were from the United Provinces but had settled in Karachi.[5][6] Her father, Zafarul Ahsan was the deputy commissioner of Lahore at the time of the British Indian Empire in 1947, and later he worked as an Indian Civil Service (ICS) officer.[6] Her sister is the Pakistani architect, Yasmeen Lari.

Political career[edit]

Nasreen Jalil was elected to the senate of Pakistan in March 1994 for a six-year term. She was member of the Senate Standing Committees on Commerce and on Foreign Affairs, Kashmir Affairs and Northern Affairs and on Health, Social Welfare and special Education and also Chairperson on Functional Committee on Human Rights.[7]

In January 2006 she became Naib Nazim of Karachi, during the swearing in ceremony Jalil pledged that underdeveloped areas of the city would be developed and also that women's rights would be safeguarded.[7]

In the Senate election held on 2 March 2012, Nasreen Jalil was elected as a senator from Sindh.[5]

Nasreen Jalil is the deputy convener of Muttahida Qaumi Movement's (MQM) Coordinate Committee.[5]

She is the chairperson of Senate's Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics, P&D and Privatization.[5]


  1. ^ Zila Nazims & Naib Zila Nazims in the Province of Sindh Archived 23 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Unopposed: Nasreen Jalil elected chairperson Standing Committee on Finance - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Karachi is a dynamic City, says US professor". The Nation. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Upsetting the apple cart". The Economist. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d "Nasreen Jalil, Senate of Pakistan Profile". Senate of Pakistan. Senate of Pakistan. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Nasreen Jalil". Who is Who in Karachi?. 26 April 2014. Archived from the original on 7 July 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  7. ^ a b KARACHI: Nasreen sworn in as naib nazim Archived 15 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine