Shandana Gulzar Khan

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Shandana Gulzar Khan
Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Commerce
In office
27 September 2018 – 10 April 2022
Prime MinisterImran Khan
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
In office
13 August 2018 – 29 July 2022
ConstituencyReserved seat for women
Personal details
BornMashugagar Kohat Road Badaber Peshawar
Political partyPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

Shandana Gulzar Khan شاندانہ گلزار خان is a Pakistani politician who was a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from August 2018 till July 2022.


Khan holds a bachelor's degree in Law from the University of Peshawar.[2] She received the Lady Noon scholarship from the University of Cambridge and studied International Trade and International Economic Laws at the postgraduate level in 2001.[3][1]

Professional career[edit]

Khan has worked with the United Nations Development Program, the International Human Rights Law Group and in the lower courts and High Court of the then North West Frontier Province. She also worked as the Legal Affairs Officer at the Mission and in consultation with senior officers, dealing with the Dispute Settlement Understanding and TRIPS.[2]

Political career[edit]

Khan was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on a reserved seat for women from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 2018 Pakistani general election.[4]

On 27 September 2018, Prime Minister Imran Khan appointed her as Federal Parliamentary Secretary for commerce.[5]

She was elected as the Chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians, a network of women members of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association's parliament and legislatures, for a three-year term in 2019.[6] The election was held at the sixth triennial conference of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians during the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Kampala, Uganda.

She is a member of three Standing Committees of the National Assembly including the Standing Committee on Privatization;[7] Planning, Development and Reform;[8] and Industries and Production.[9] She is also a member of the National Assembly's Special Committee on Agricultural Products.[10]


On April 10, 2022, because of the regime change of Imran Khan's government, she resigned from the National Assembly on the orders of Imran Khan. The new government did not accept the resignations of many members for fear of deteriorating the number of members. However, accepting the resignations of eleven members on July 28, 2022, one of them was Shandana Gulzar Khan.

External Link[edit]

  • "Shandana Gulzar Khan", Personal Profile, National Assembly of Pakistan, retrieved Aug 10, 2022

More Reading[edit]


  1. ^ a b Shah, Waseem Ahmad (13 August 2018). "PTI secures 16 of 22 seats reserved for women MPAs". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the WTO". Retrieved 2019-10-12.
  3. ^ "Noon Scholars | Vicky Noon Educational Foundation". Retrieved 2019-10-12.
  4. ^ Reporter, The Newspaper's Staff (12 August 2018). "List of MNAs elected on reserved seats for women, minorities". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  5. ^ "15 MNAs appointed as parliamentary secretaries". 27 September 2018. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  6. ^ "CWP Chairperson Biography". Retrieved 2019-10-12.
  7. ^ "National Assembly of Pakistan". Retrieved 2019-10-12.
  8. ^ "National Assembly of Pakistan". Retrieved 2019-10-12.
  9. ^ "National Assembly of Pakistan". Retrieved 2019-10-12.
  10. ^ "National Assembly of Pakistan". Retrieved 2019-10-12.