PML-N secures most reserved seats for women in NA

Published: May 28, 2013


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) emerged as the major shareholder in seats reserved for women in the National Assembly, leaving its rivals Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) far behind.     

According to calculations by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), PML-N will get a major share in the National Assembly by securing 34 out of 58 seats decided so far, followed by PPPP with seven seats, PTI with six, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) with three, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) with four and one seat each by the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F), National People’s Party (NPP), Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP).

The nominations approved by the ECP for PML-N out of 25 seats decided so far from the Punjab province include Anusha Rahman Ahmad Khan, Zaib Jaffar, Tahira Aurangzeb, Parveen Masood Bhatti, Ayesha Raza Farooq, Shaista Pervaiz, Nighat Parveen, Begum Majeeda Wyne, Khalida Mansoor, Asyia Naz Tanoli, Rida Khan, Seema Mohiuddin Jameeli, Shahnaz Saleem Malik, Laila Khan, Arifa Khalid Pervaiz, Surriya Asghar, Shahzadi Umerzadi Tiwana, Maiza Hameed, Farhana Qamar, Shaheen Shafiq, Iffat Liaqat, Shazia Ashfaq Mattu and Romina Khurshid Alam.

These names were earlier submitted by the PML-N, but according to the number of general seats, its number reserved seats for women will be higher. Therefore, the party has been asked to submit more names as the commission is confident that PML-N will get eight more seats, raising its tally from Punjab to 31.

PTI secured two reserved seats for women from Punjab, Dr Shireen Mehrunnisa Mazari and Munaza Hassan, while the decision is yet to be made on two more reserved seats.

There are a total of 35 seats from the province but the result has been announced on only 25 seats, with 23 going to PML-N and two to PTI.

Among the seats reserved for women from the Sindh province, out of a total 14, PPPP has secured seven, MQM secured four and PML-F, PML-N and NPP secured one seat each.

These MNAs-designate include Faryal Talpur, ShaguftaJumani, Nafisa Shah, Shazia Marri, Mahreen Razaque Bhutto, Alizeh Iqbal Haider and Mrs Musarat from PPPP; Kishwer Zehra, Tahira Asif, Saman Sultana Jaffri and Dr Nikhat Shakeel Khan from MQM; Reeta Ishwar from PML-F, Shahjehan from NPP and Marvi Memon from PML-N.

From Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, out of a total eight seats reserved for women, PTI secured four seats with JUI-F secured two and PML-N and JI secured one seat each.

These members-designate include Nafeesa Inayatullah Khan Khattak, Mussarrat, Sajida Begum and Aaisha Gulalai from PTI; Shahida Akhtar Ali and Naeem Akhter from JUI-F; Begum Tahira Bukhari from PML-N and Aisha from JI.

From Balochistan, out of three seats reserved for women, PML-N, PKMAP and JUI-F each secured on seat. The members-designate are Kiran Haider, Naseema and Aliya Kamran, respectively.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • May 28, 2013 - 8:33PM

    So no Dr Shireen Mazari or Fauzia Kasuri?


  • A H Nayyar
    May 28, 2013 - 9:01PM

    Why do you say that? Shirin Mazari’s name is there. She is there to give a tough time to any treasury bench member


  • Azmat Ali
    May 28, 2013 - 9:14PM

    So PMLN has got reserved seats in all four provinces, its now the Party of Federation


  • Mirza
    May 28, 2013 - 9:47PM

    Great to see the democratic process moving forward. Let us see what Sharifs can do for Pakistan now they have the full mandate. It is also good to see the PTI supporters finally are settling down with their number 3 position in the NA and respecting the verdict of the masses. It is time to move on and make the democratic journey as pleasant and progressive as possible. Elections are over and the politicking and mudslinging must stop for five years.


  • Syed A. Mateen
    May 28, 2013 - 10:27PM

    I extend my heartiest congratulation to all those who got the chance to run the affairs of the National Assembly.

    I am sure that PML(N) members who got the majority of the seats would be able to do the necessary law making required to uplift the condition of a common man in Pakistan.


  • dr j tipu
    May 28, 2013 - 11:31PM

    Cant wait to see NA working, to compare the intellectual elite engaging in discourse and discussion over national matters, but mostly how PTI will keep the others including the federal govt on its toes…….this to me indeed a naya pakistan


  • Nasir Mahmood
    May 29, 2013 - 12:19AM

    Would like to see Asad Umar in the Parliament. Hope PTI will bring him in from NA-48 through bi-election.


  • patriotic Pakistan
    May 29, 2013 - 4:49AM

    Now pml- n will destroy Pakistan army, give up nuclear weapons and indian flag will rise high at Islamabad.


  • May 29, 2013 - 4:52AM

    Now just wait in watch Pml- n will destroy Pakistan once in for all. First demilitarize pakistani army with its army and isi then it will denuclearize .


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