Zeb Jaffar

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Zeb Jaffar
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
Assumed office
13 August 2018
ConstituencyReserved seat for women
In office
1 June 2013 – 31 May 2018
ConstituencyReserved seat for women
Personal details
BornHyderabad, Pakistan
Political partyPakistan Muslim League (N)
Parent(s)Chaudhry Jaffar Iqbal Gujjar (father)[1]
Begum Ishrat Ashraf (mother)
RelativesChaudhry Muhammad Omar Jaffar (brother)
Maiza Hameed (cousin)
Zaka Ashraf (uncle)

Zeb Jaffar (Punjabi, Urdu: زیب جعفر) is a Pakistani politician who has been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, since August 2018. Previously she was a member of the National Assembly from June 2013 to May 2018.

Early life and education[edit]

She was born in Hyderabad, Pakistan to Begum Ishrat Ashraf and Chaudhry Jaffar Iqbal.[2]

She received her early education at the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Murree before graduating from Kinnaird College, Lahore in 2001.[2]

She received her M.A. degree in International Relations from Middlesex University, London in 2005.[2]

Political career[edit]

She began her political career in 1997 after getting elected as Vice Chairperson, District Council, Rahim Yar Khan.[2]

She ran for the seat of the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N) from Constituency NA-193 (Rahim Yar Khan-II) in 2002 Pakistani general election but was unsuccessful. She received 23,004 votes and lost the seat to Syed Tanveer Hussain Syed, a candidate of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).[3]

She ran for the seat of the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency NA-193 (Rahim Yar Khan-II) and as an independent candidate from Constituency NA-196 (Rahim Yar Khan-V) in 2008 Pakistani general election but was unsuccessful. She received 24,831 votes from Constituency NA-193 (Rahim Yar Khan-II) and lost the seat to Mian Abdul Sattar, and received 363 votes from Constituency NA-196 (Rahim Yar Khan-V) and lost the seat to Javed Iqbal Warraich. In the same election, she ran for the seat of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab as an independent candidate from Constituency PP-293 (Rahimyar Khan-IX) but was unsuccessful. She received 206 votes and lost the seat to Javid Akbar Dhilloon, a candidate of PPP.[4] In the same election, she was elected to the Provincial Assembly of Punjab as a candidate of PML-N on a reserved seats for women.[2]

She was elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N on a reserved seats for women from Punjab in 2013 Pakistani general election.[5][6]

She was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N on a seat reserved for women from Punjab in the 2018 Pakistani general election.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wasim, Amir (14 June 2018). "For PML-N, only family seems to matter". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 14 June 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Punjab Assembly". www.pap.gov.pk. Archived from the original on 11 December 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  3. ^ "2002 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 January 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  4. ^ "2008 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 January 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  5. ^ "PML-N secures most reserved seats for women in NA - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 28 May 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Women, minority seats allotted". DAWN.COM. 29 May 2013. Archived from the original on 7 March 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  7. ^ Reporter, The Newspaper's Staff (12 August 2018). "List of MNAs elected on reserved seats for women, minorities". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 12 August 2018.