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Title Introduction Miscellaneous
en:Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the status of Women Provincial body official website
en:Punjab Commission on the Status of Women Provincial body official website
en:Sindh Commission on the Status of Women Provincial body Nuzhat Shirin, Chairperson
Created: The Khawatoons Pakistan’s first all-girls comedy improv troupe Articles: The News, Nation, Tribune

Women related topics[edit]

Title Introduction Miscellaneous
en:Lady Health Worker Programme in Pakistan Established in early 1990s
en:Women related laws in Pakistan All laws which impact women in Pakistan (Provincial and Federal) eg. Family laws, maternity laws
Created: Pakistani women in STEM General article All women who are involved in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
All STEM organisations which are led by women
Created: Pakistani women in Forbes 30 under 30 General article Should include details of women who have made it to the list

Biographies (General)[edit]

Name Introduction Awards (won/nominated)
Created Baela Raza Jamil Public policy specialist and an activist. Founder, Children’s Literature Festival and Teacher’s Literature Festival. Commissioner, International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (Education Commission)
en:Madame Azurie Born: Anna Marie Gueizelor (1907/1916 - 1998) - also known as Azurie
Classical dancer: performed in Indian films (considered the first item dancer) (before Partition), taught and performed including touring abroad (after). Migrated to Pakistan at independence
German - Jewish Father, Indian mother
Filmography includes “Jawani ki Hawa” (1935), “Gentleman Daku” 91937), “Mera Wattan” (1939), “Jai Swadesh” (1940), “Nai Duniya” (1942), “Sheikh Chilli” (1942), “Return of Toofan Mail” (1942) and “Hatim Tai” (1947). More here: MDB
Sources: Bollywood Direct, Scroll, Cinestaan, The Hindu, Stanford, Homegrown
Created:Manizeh Zainli 1st Women to become General Secretary of Pakistan Football Federation. -
Created: Ronak_Lakhani Chairperson, Special Olympics Pakistan; Member, BOD, Special Olympics International Sitar-e-Imtiaz (SI)
en:Sara Riaz (died April 2014) Chef - associated with ARY Zauq
ARY article Tribune article
Created: Zeenat Haroon Rashid (21 Jan 1928 - 8 April 2017) Women’s rights and women’s empowerment
founding member of the Women’s National Guard
writing competition for women established in her honour
Daughter of Abdullah Haroon and Lady Abdullah Haroon
Obituary, The News, Mashion, The Friday Times, Daily Times, Arab News


Women's Rights, Minority Rights, Human Rights etc
Name Description Details Awards
en:Naazish_Ata-Ullah (b: 1950) Artist, art educator, curator, writer, social and human rights activist Printmaker and painter. Exhibited in Pakistan, India, the UK and Europe.
Principal, National College of Arts (NCA) (?-2010)
Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP): Treasurer (??)
Knight in the Order of Arts and Literature (2010) Republic of France
en:Nayyab_Ali (also known as Nayab Ali) Transgender rights activist
1 of 3 transwomen to run for a National Assembly seat in 2018 elections
Born: Mohammad Arsalan
Chairperson, All Pakistan Transgender Election Network (APTEN).
Manages the ‘Khawaja Sira Community Centre’ in Okara.
Ran as a candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-Gulala in the 2018 elections (NA-142 Okara)
BBC article, Victory Institute article
GALAS award winner: International Activist Award (2020).
en:Nadeem_Kashish Transgender rights activist, radio show host and former makeup artist.
1 of 3 transwomen to run for a National Assembly seat in 2018 elections
Born: Nadeem ul Zafar Khan
Ran as an independent candidate in the 2018 elections (NA-53) (Symbol: radio set)
Dawn article, BBC article, Victory Institute article
en:Tanveer Jahan Human Rights activist
en:Zohra Yusuf Activist, journalist and advertising professional Founding member, Women's Action Forum (WAF) (1981); Collective member (??), Shirkat Gah
Wrote for Dawn Group
Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP): member (1988), Council member (1990), Chairperson
Creative Director, Spectrum Communications

Activists (Social Development)[edit]

Name Details Miscellaneous
en:Sadaffe_Abid Social entrepreneur. Kashf (rising to CEO), founder CIRCLE Can use information from here:


Music, Theatre, etc
Name Occupation Details
en:Gulnar Begum Pashto singer Considered a legend
Fine Arts
Name Occupation Details
en:Marjorie Husain Artist, art critic, curator and writer Lived in Pakistan between 1960s and 2019
Wrote: Aspects of Art, OUP, 2000


Actresses, singers and dancers.
Name Real name Profession Details Death
en:Marvi (actress) Ayesha Aziz Actress Very short career (3-4). On of the very few Sindhi actresses to make a name in Lollywood.
Marvi (2000) (Urdu) with Faisal Qureshi
Murdered 25 August 1998
en:Nadra (actress) Actress Worked for 8 years in Urdu and Punjabi films Murdered - 1995
en:Niggo Dancer - Mujras First choice to perform mujras (Item numbers) in Punjabi films in the early 1970s. Over 60 Punjabi and 30 Urdu films.
Met husband, Khawaja Mazhar who was producer of her film, Qasu (1972)
Shot dead by husband
en:Yasmeen Khan (actress) Shamshad Actress Debut: Yousaf Khan Sherban (1970) Pashto film
Superstar: Dulhan ek raat ki (1975) Urdu film danced on a song. Also acted in a Punjabi film.
Married 3: Saqi (divorced); Khurram Bari (Bari Studios) (divorced) and Arifullah
Murdered by Arifullah on 15 April 1999.

Civil Servants[edit]

CSS Officers
Name Ministry Posting Details
en:Saima Saleem Foreign Affairs Pakistan's Permanent Mission to UN in Geneva First visually impaired CSS officer. Passed CSS in 2007
Brother, en:Yousaf_Saleem_(judge) is Pakistan's first visually impaired judge.

Provincial Government
Name Occupation Details Sources
en:Shazia Parveen Firefighter with Rescue 1122 (Punjab) First Pakistani woman to become a firefighter (2010). From Vehari Article on Gulf News; Tribune article;


Name Introduction Awards (won/nominated) Sources
en:Khadijah Shah Creative Director, Elan, Zaha Online The Current, Diva, Tribune, Something Haute, The News
en:Seema Aziz Entrepreneur, philanthropist and social activist
MD, Bareeze (1985)
Founder and Chairperson of CARE Foundation
Member, Board of Director, Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT)
Barclays UK's Women of The Year Award (2016) Biography
Created: en:Zara Peerzada Model
Daughter of Salmaan Peerzada, niece of Usman Peerzada
Sources: Tribune, Newsline, Images

Legal System[edit]

Judges (High Courts/Supreme Court/Federal Shariat Court)
Name Court Years Details Website
Justice en:Aalia Neelum (b:1966) Lahore High Court 12 April 2013 - date Currently on the bench LHC sitting judges
Justice en:Irshad Qaiser Peshawar High Court ?? - 2016 2nd woman judge on PHC bench
Justice (R) en:Qaiser_Iqbal_(judge) (b: 1949) Sindh High Court 25 October 2005 - 11 October 2009 Profile on SHC
Justice (R) Mrs. en:Yasmeen_Abbasey Sindh High Court 25 October 2005 - 20 April 2010 Profile on SHC
Justice (R) en:Ashraf_Jahan (b: 1957) Sindh High Court
Federal Shariat Court
31 August 2013 - 29 December 2013; 1 November 2014 - 31 October 2015, 31 October 2017 - 8 February 2019
30 December 2013 - 31 October 2014, 31 October 2015 - 30 October 2017
To date only woman to sit on the Federal Shariat Court Profile on SHC
Justice en:Kausar Sultana Hussain (b: 1962) Sindh High Court 06 February 2018 - date Currently on the bench Profile on SHC
Justice en:Rashida Asad (b: 1962) Sindh High Court 29 August 2019 - date Currently on the bench as an Additional Judge Profile on SHC

Name Details
en:Nisha Rao Pakistan's first transgender lawyer


Writer, poets,authors etc. (all languages)
Name Introduction Awards (won/nominated)
en:Anum Zakaria Author and oral historian
Three books - Between the Great Divide: A Journey into Pakistan-administered Kashmir
The Footprints of Partition: Narratives of Four Generations of Pakistanis
1971: A People's History from Bangladesh, Pakistan and India
en:Ambareen_Haseeb_Amber Urdu poet and critic, TV anchor and analyst -
en:Amra Alam Children’s writer in Urdu. Written more than 80 books -
en:Azra Abbas Urdu poet, literary personality -
en:Hoori Noorani Artist, linguist and publisher. Owns Maktaba-e-Danyal. Speaks Russian. -
en:Rumana Husain Author, illustrator and educator. Book: Karachiwala: A Subcontinent within a City (2010). 50 plus children’s books

4th UBL-Jang Literary Excellence Award (2014) (children’s books) for her graphic story Dr Akhtar Hameed Khan, OUP

Media: Print and Broadcast[edit]

Journalists, anchors, scriptwriters, actresses etc
Name Occupation Details Awards
en:Afia Salam Print and media Journalist First woman cricket journalist of Pakistan.
Detail, Profile - external links: Personal blog
en:Asma_Nabeel Scriptwriter (tv), producer, poet, creative consultant, motivational speaker. written: Khuda Mera Bhi Hai, Khaani, Dil Kiya Karay Nominated: Lux Style Award for Best TV Writer
en:Madiha Shahid Lawyer and Urdu digest writer Wrote the hit, Digest Writer (shown on Hum Tv); Aik Thi Rania
en:Manmeet Kaur Journalist Pakistan's first Sikh journalist
Times of India, Hindustan times, Daily Times, Femina, Tribune
Selected (2020); one of the 100 most influential Sikh personalities under 30 years of age from around the world. Awarded by “The Sikh Group”
en:Sahira_Kazmi Actress,producer and director Actress: Parchaiyan (1976), Teesra Kinara
Director: Tappish, Dhoop Kinaray, Aahat, Hawwa Ki Beti, Nijaat and Zaibunnissa
actor, Shyam's daughter, Rahat Kazmi's wife, Ali Kazmi's mother
can use information from here
Pride of Performance Award (2011)
en:Umera Ahmed Urdu novelist and screenwriter Tv: “Doraha” for GEO, “Malal” for HUM , “Daam” for ARY, ‘Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan, Mutthi Bhar Mitti, Zindagi Gulzar Hai Lux Style Award for Best TV Writer for ‘Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan'
en:Zofeen_T._Ebrahim Freelance Journalist. Pakistan editor for The Third Pole
Writes for English outlets including Dawn, The News and Reuters.
APNS - Best Business/ Economic Report (2020)


Name Introduction Details
Created: en: Ayesha Rabia Naveed First Pakistani woman captain of a commercial airliner (2005) Worked for PIA. Second woman first officer (1990). Flew the first Pakistani flight with an all woman crew (2006)
BBC article Newsline article
Created: Hijab_Imtiaz_Al Pilot, fiction writer (urdu), editor.
1st Muslim woman in British Empire to become a pilot (4/5th Indian) (1936)
Editor: ‘Tehzeeb-e-Nizwaan’ Wife of Imtiaz Ali Taj (writer), mother of Yasmeen Tahir, mother-in-law of Naeem Tahir (actor) and grand mother of Faran Tahir (actor).
en:Maliha Sami First Pakistani woman first officer of a commercial airliner (1990) Worked for PIA.
BBC article
en:Shukriya Khanum (1935-2017) 1st Pakistani woman to obtain a commercial pilot's licence (1959) Worked for PIA
BBC article


Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) Members
Name for Page Full Name Tenure Relatives Additional Details
Created: en:Farida Siddiqui Dr Farida Ahmed Siddiqui (?-Aug. 2013) ? - Aug. 2013 sister of late Maulana Shah Ahmed Noorani, leader of Jamiat Ulema Pakistan Died while member of CII
en:Samia Raheel Qazi Dr Samia Raheel Qazi 2015 - 2018 daughter of former Jamaat-e-Islami chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed MNA, JI 2002 - 2007
en:Farkhanda Zia Dr. Farkhanda Zia 2018? - date Academic, Vice President (female campus) and Professor of Law, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI)



Track & Field
Name Speciality International Events Medals Other Some Sources
en:Nadia Nazir (c.1983 - 2017) Sprinter SAF Games (2006, 2010) 4 x 100m - 2 bronze (2006, 2010) Death in car crash
en:Javeria Hassan Sprinter SAF Games (2010) 4 x 100 - bronze (2010) Banned for drug use in 2010 2 year ban
Death in car crash
en: Shagufta Noreen SAF Games (2010)
en: Rozina Shafqat SAF Games (2010)
en: Gulnaz Ara SAF Games (2010)


Name International Events Medals Details
en:Ayesha Amin SAF Games 2010 30 Km Road Team Time Trial (Team) - Silver
en:Misbah Mushtaq Ali SAF Games 2010 30 Km Road Team Time Trial (Team) - Silver
en:Rahila Bano SAF Games 2010 30 Km Road Team Time Trial (Team) - Silver


The following women have represented Pakistan at the international level. Some of these events are:

  • 11th South Asian Games 2010 = SAG 2010
  • SAFF Women's Football Championships 2010 = SAC 2010
Name Club Years Competitions
Asma Usman HEC 2010 - ? SAG 2010
Asmara Kiyani Young Rising Stars
Humera Nazir 2010 - ? SAG 2010
Ishrat Fatima Sports Sciences Department (Punjab University) 2010 - ? SAG 2010 (Captain)
Mejzgaan Orakzai 2010 - ? SAG 2010
Nadia Bhatti WAPDA 2010 - ? SAG 2010
Naima Mukhtar Sports Sciences Department (Punjab University) 2010 - ? SAG 2010
Riffat Mehdi Balochistan United W.F.C. 2010 - ? SAG 2010
Sana Barkatullah WAPDA 2010 - ? SAG 2010
Sana Mahmood Young Rising Star W.F.C. 2010 - ? SAC 2010 (Captain)
Shagufta Akhtar Sports Sciences Department (Punjab University) 2010 - ? SAG 2010
Shaista Laghari Balochistan United W.F.C. 2010 - ? SAG 2010
Shumaila Sattar WAPDA 2010 - ? SAG 2010

Clubs The following women's clubs have participated at the national level

  1. en:Diya_W.F.C.
  2. Balochistan United W.F.C.
  3. en:Model_Town_W.F.C.
  4. en:Frontier_College_W.F.C., Peshawar
  5. Young Rising Stars W.F.C.
  6. en:Margala_W.F.C.
  7. en:Lahore_Fighters_W.F.C.
  8. en:CJM_W.F.C., Sialkot
  9. Karachi United

Field Hockey[edit]

Pakistan's National Hockey Team (October 2020)
Name Represents city/department City hails from
en:Ambreen_Arshad (Vice-Captain) WAPDA Bahawalpur
en:Amina_Ghaffar Railways Lahore
en:Ayesha_Rafiq Army Hyderabad
en:Hamra_Latif WAPDA Lahore
en:Hina_Pervaiz Lahore
en:Ibra_Sheikh Lahore
en:Iqra_Javed Lahore
en:Ishrat_Abbas Gojra
en:Kalsoom_Shehzadi Bahawalpur
en:Mayra_Sabir Bahawalpur
en:Nafeesa_Anwar Gojra
en:Rizwana_Yasmeen (Captain) Gojra
en:Rushna_Khan Lahore
en:Sahrish_Waheed Lahore
en:Saira_Ashraf Islamabad
en:Taskeen_Kausar Bahawalpur
en:Zaib-un-Nisa Sukkur
en:Zakia_Nawaz Sheikhpura

More information:


Name Events Medals Sources
en:Fouzia Mumtaz SAF Games (2010) Under 63 Kg - silver Profile
Created: Humaira Ashiq SAF Games (2010) Under 52 - bronze


Name Description
en:Shazia Shabbir Pakistan's captain.
article Tribune


Name Events Medals
en:Aliya Sarfraz South Asian Games: 2004 Silver
en:Misbah Rani South Asian Games: 2004, 2006 Silver (2004), Bronze (2006)
en:Moqaddas Ashraf (also Muqaddas Ashraf) South Asian Games: 2004, 2006, 2019 Silver (2004, 2019), Bronze (2006)
en:Riffat Khan Asian Games: 2018
Asian Squash Team Championships: 2018
en:Sadia Gul South Asian Games: 2016 Silver
en:Sammer Anjum South Asian Games: 2016 Silver

Table Tennis[edit]

Represented Pakistan Internationally
Name Club (domestic) Events
en:Aisha Iqbal Ansari Asian Games: 2014, 2018
South Asian Games: 2006, 2010, 2016
en:Fatima Khan Asian Games: 2018
en:Ghazala Rohi South Asian Games: 2004
en:Ghalia Mohsin (also known under her maiden name Ghalia Khursheed) South Asian Games: 2006
en:Kanwal Iqbal South Asian Games: 2006
en:Louiza Irshad South Asian Games: 2010
en:Munira Fikree
en:Naila Anjum
en:Naseem Nazli
en:Nazo Shakoor United Bank Limited (UBL) (junior)
Habib Bank Limited (HBL) (1980 - 1997)
South Asian Games: 1989
en:Rahila Anjum
en:Rahila Kashif Asian Games: 2014
South Asian Games: 2004, 2006, 2016
en:Rubina Shakoor Habib Bank Limited (HBL) (1975 - 1997)
en:Rukia Fikree
en:Sadia Falak Sher South Asian Games: 2010
en:Sadia Yasin South Asian Games: 2006, 2010
en:Saeeda Sultana
en:Seema Shakoor Habib Bank Limited (HBL) (1976 - 1997)
en:Shabnam Bilal Asian Games: 2014
South Asian Games: 2004, 2016
en:Shamim Nazli


Name Events Medals Miscellaneous
Created: en:Maham Aftab (5 November 1994 - 23 October 2020) World Championship in Izmir (2008)
Asian Championships in Kish Island, Iran
Youth Olympics in Singapore (2010)
Married with a son. Died of brain tumour.


The following is a list of women who have represented Pakistan internationally.:

more information on Fed Cup's official website


Name Events Medals
en:Nazia Pervaiz SAF Games 2010 Under 52 - bronze


All other sports
Name Sport Details Sources
Created: en:Nazia Parveen Rock climbing From Bajaur Agency,FATA
Made local records. First Pakistani woman to compete internationally
VOA article
Dawn article
The News 50 Women

Special Olympians[edit]

Name Sport Participated in Details Medals
en:Jasmine Mahmood Sharif Swimming Special Olympics World Games, China
Regional Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games, Australia
Special Olympics World Games, Abu Dhabi (2019)
Vice Chairperson, Global Athlete Input Council
Co-Chairperson, Special Olympics Asia Pacific Athlete Input Council
Board Member, Special Olympics Pakistan
Bronze in Abu Dhabi

STEM related[edit]

Name Introduction Details Sources
en:Kalsoom Lakhani Entrepreneur, writer
Founder and CEO of Invest2Innovate (i2i)
Articles written by Kalsoom Pasha Fund, Aspen Ideas
en:Kanwal Ahmed Founder, Soul Sisters Pakistan (Facebook) Geo Tv, FB leadership program, The Print, Dailytimes, Arab news


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The following categories are specific to Pakistan
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Women's Movements based in Pakistan
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