Aisha Ghaus Pasha (Urdu: عائشہ غوث پاشا; born 3 March 1962) is a Pakistani politician and economist. In April 2022, she was appointed as a State Minister in the newly formed 34-member Cabinet. She is one of the five female members of the new Pakistan Federal Cabinet.[2][3] She had been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from August 2018 till August 2023.[4] Previously she was a Member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab, from June 2013 to May 2018.

Aisha Ghaus Pasha
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
In office
13 August 2018 – 10 August 2023
ConstituencyReserved seat for women
Member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab
In office
June 2013 – 31 May 2018
ConstituencyReserved seat for women
Personal details
Born (1962-03-03) 3 March 1962 (age 62)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Political party PMLN (2018-present)
SpouseHafeez A. Pasha[1]

Early life and education


Pasha was born on 3 March 1962 in Lahore.[5] She earned the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Master of Arts in Economics and a Masters of Applied Science in Economics from the University of Karachi. Pasha is married to Hafeez Pasha, an economist and former advisor to the Federal Government.[3]

Political career


She was elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N) on a reserved seat for women in June 2013.[6][7] In May 2015, she was inducted into the provincial cabinet of the Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and was made Provincial Minister of Punjab for Finance.[8]

She was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate of PML-N on a reserved seat for women from Punjab in 2018 Pakistani general election.[9]


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  3. ^ a b (2022-04-19). "A glance at the only five women in Shehbaz Sharif's 37-member cabinet". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2022-04-19.
  4. ^ "Dr. Aisha Ghaus Pasha". Provincial Assembly of The Punjab. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Punjab Assembly". Archived from the original on 13 June 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
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  8. ^ "Sana, Ayesha sworn in as law, finance ministers". The Nation. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  9. ^ Reporter, The Newspaper's Staff (12 August 2018). "List of MNAs elected on reserved seats for women, minorities". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 12 August 2018.