|Member of the National Assembly|
|Assumed office |
13 August 2018
|Born||4 October 1981|
|Political party||Pakistan Peoples Party (2017-present)|
Naz Baloch (Urdu: ناز بلوچ) is a Pakistani politician, member of the National Assembly of Pakistan. Member of Standing Committees Broadcast, Information, and Information Technology. She is the face of the electronic media in Pakistan, a key spokesperson of Pakistan People's Party. Naz Baloch belongs to Rind Baloch tribe, she joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in 2011 as a young political activist, and within 2 years of her dynamic grassroots politics, she got elected as Central Vice President of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in May 2013 and became the member of Central Executive Committee. She contested General Elections 2013 from NA-240 Karachi, a difficult constituency for a woman to contest. Her contributions in the 2014 PTI Dharna as a frontline young leader who managed the media with her tireless efforts made her more popular among the masses. In July 2017 Naz Baloch joined Pakistan People's Party. Her father Abdullah Baloch is a founding member PPP and Minister during Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto's tenure. She is followed by millions of people on social media, due to her political and social struggle across Pakistan. Naz Baloch is also connected internationally as an active member of the International Visitors Leadership Program, USA.
Early life and education
She has bachelor's degree in Economics from St. Joseph's College. Her ethnically Baloch father, Abdullah Baloch, is a high-ranking member of Pakistan Peoples Party, Ex-Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto tenure.
She joined PTI in August 2011. She contested general election from Karachi for national assembly Constituency NA-240 in May 2013 as a candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. After getting married on 22 April 2011 she joined PTI in August 2011, turning down the option of joining the family party PPP. She is the only woman in her family to have taken part in party politics, as it is uncommon for Baloch women to take part in public affairs. On 11 May 2013, she was the only women contestant in the constituency and was the runner-up, receiving 21,094 votes.
- "Meet the Baloch daughters of the east" (May 2013). Tribune.com.pk.
- "Naz Baloch quits PTI, joins PPP" (16 July 2017).
- A divided household: Daughter in PTI, father in PPP