Marriyum Aurangzeb

Marriyum Aurangzeb (Urdu: مریم اورنگزیب‎) 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.

Maryam Aurangzeb
Spokesperson of Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Assumed office
02 June 2018
PresidentShahbaz Sharif
ChairmanRaja Zafar-ul-Haq
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
Assumed office
13 August 2018
ConstituencyReserved seat for women
In office
3 June 2013 – 31 May 2018
ConstituencyReserved seat for women
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting
In office
27 April 2018 – 31 May 2018
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterShahid Khaqan Abbasi
Succeeded bySyed Ali Zafar
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage
In office
4 August 2017 – 27 April 2018
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterShahid Khaqan Abbasi
In office
31 October 2016 – 28 July 2017
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterNawaz Sharif
Personal details
NationalityPakistani
Political partyPakistan Muslim League (N)
ParentsTahira Aurangzeb (mother) Mr.Ashraf (father) Mr. Aurangzeb (stepfather)

She served as Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, in Abbasi cabinet from April 2018 to May 2018 and served as Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting from October 2016 to July 2017 in the third Sharif ministry and from August 2017 to April 2018 in the Abbasi ministry. She was educated at the Federal Government College, Islamabad and Quaid-e-Azam University and later attended the King's College London in the United Kingdom. Prior to entering politics, she worked as a development practitioner with the WWF.

Early life and educationEdit

Aurangzeb was born to Tahira Aurangzeb.[1]

Aurangzeb did her graduation from the Federal Government College in Islamabad and went to receive a M.A in economics from the Quaid-e-Azam University. She later moved to London, where she received a master's degree from the King's College London in environmental and development policy.[1][2][3]

Prior to entering politics, Aurangzeb worked as the head of corporate relations at the WWF Pakistan.[4] She also served as a board member of LEAD Pakistan in 2013.[5]

Political careerEdit

Aurangzeb was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N) on a reserved seats for women in 2013 general election.[1][6]

Aurangzeb had worked with Maryam Nawaz and was a part of her team which oversaw the education sector. She had served as the Parliamentary Secretary for Interior,[1] a member of Standing Committee of the National Assembly on Climate Change, and on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage.[7] She also served as Chief Organiser of PML-N's Youth Women Wing, Islamabad, and Rawalpindi. She specialises in strategic thinking and planning and development for environmental conservation, development and international agreements and Millennium Development Goals implementation.[2]

In October 2016, she was inducted into the federal cabinet of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and was appointed as the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting.[1][8] She was made in charge of the Ministry of Information after Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid was sacked for failing to stop a media report on a rift between the Government of Pakistan and the Pakistan Army.[9][8][6][10] She had ceased to hold ministerial office in July 2017 when the federal cabinet was disbanded following the disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after Panama Papers case decision.[11]

Following the election of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as Prime Minister of Pakistan in August 2017, she was inducted into the federal cabinet[12][13] and was re-appointed as the Minister of State for Information.[14][15] In April 2018, she was elevated as a federal minister[16] and was appointed as Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting in the federal cabinet of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.[17] Upon the dissolution of the National Assembly on the expiration of its term on 31 May 2018, Aurangzeb ceased to hold the office as Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting.[18]

She was appointed as official spokesperson of PML-N on 2 June 2018.[19]

She was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N on a reserved seat for women from Punjab in 2018 Pakistani general election.[20]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Khan, Sanaullah (31 October 2016). "PM appoints Maryam Aurangzeb as Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting". Dawn. Archived from the original on 1 November 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Maryam Aurangzeb to take oath as State Minister for Information today". The News. 1 November 2016. Archived from the original on 1 November 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Educated, qualified women enter NA, thanks to PML-N". The News. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  4. ^ "WWF programme: Two Lahore schools aim to go green – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2010-12-10. Archived from the original on 2017-01-01. Retrieved 2016-12-31.
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  6. ^ a b "PM appoints Maryam Aurangzeb as new information minister – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 31 October 2016. Archived from the original on 1 November 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Maryam Aurengzeb appointed new information, broadcast minister". ARYNEWS. 31 October 2016. Archived from the original on 31 October 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Marriyum Aurangzeb appointed Minister of State for Information". www.geo.tv. 31 October 2016. Archived from the original on 31 October 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  9. ^ India, Press Trust of (31 October 2016). "Woman lawmaker made incharge of Pak ministry of information". Business Standard India. Archived from the original on 1 November 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  10. ^ "PM appoints Maryam Aurangzeb as Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting". DAWN.COM. 2016-10-31. Archived from the original on 2017-01-10. Retrieved 2016-12-31.
  11. ^ "PM Nawaz Sharif steps down; federal cabinet stands dissolved". Daily Pakistan Global. Archived from the original on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  12. ^ "A 43-member new cabinet sworn in". Associated Press Of Pakistan. 4 August 2017. Archived from the original on 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  13. ^ "PM Khaqan Abbasi's 43-member cabinet takes oath today". Pakistan Today. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  14. ^ Raza, Syed Irfan (5 August 2017). "PM Abbasi's bloated cabinet sworn in". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 5 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  15. ^ "Bloated cabinet: Influential ministers with powerless underlings – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 25 September 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  16. ^ "Govt expands cabinet months before elections - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 27 April 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Notification April 2018" (PDF). Cabinet division. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 April 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  18. ^ "Notification" (PDF). Cabinet division. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  19. ^ "Marriyum Aurangzeb made PML-N spokesperson - Daily Times". Daily Times. 3 June 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  20. ^ Reporter, The Newspaper's Staff (12 August 2018). "List of MNAs elected on reserved seats for women, minorities". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 12 August 2018.