Pakistan’s first woman chief minister

After Pakistan's recent polls, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, the daughter of former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif, emerged the first female chief minister of Punjab, the country's most populous province.

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Maryam Nawaz Sharif

By Asia Samachar | Pakistan |

The state of Panjab gave Pakistan its first female chief minister, a huge leap for female politicians in Pakistan’s largely patriarchal society.

After Pakistan’s recent polls, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, the daughter of former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif, emerged the first female chief minister of Punjab, the country’s most populous province.

Maryam won a seat in Punjab’s assembly session on Pakistan Muslim League party (PML-N) ticket, defeating Rana Aftab, a candidate backed by former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party.

PML-N emerged as a the largest in the Punjab assembly following national elections on February 8.

Maryam Nawaz Sharif chairing a meeting as Punjab CM

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