Ayesha Gulalai Wazir is a Pashtun Pakistani activist-politician and the Member of National Assembly representing Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on a reserved seat for women.
Ayesha hails from war torn highly conservative tribal area of South Waziristan in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, she remains the only women parliamentarian from the region. Prior to joining PTI, Ayesha has served as the Chief Coordinator of the Pakistan Peoples Party for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, and was also briefly part of All Pakistan Muslim League. She remains a vocal critic of US strikes in Pakistan. Her sister Maria Toorpakay is a professional squash player who resides in Toronto, Canada. She holds a degree of Bachelors in , BS in Computer Science, and Masters in Comparative Religions.
|Name:||Ayesha Gulalai Wazir|
|In Urdu:||عائشہ گلالئی وزیر|
|Famous As:||Pakistani Politician|
|Residence:||South Waziristan, Pakistan|
|Education:||Wazir received her master’s degree from the University of Peshawar.|
|Profession:||Ayesha Gulalai Wazir is a Pakistani politician who is currently a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, on a reserved seat for women.|
|Height:||5 ft 7 in (1.7 m )|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Net worth:||$1 Million|
|Place:||South Waziristan, Pakistan|
|Parents:||Shamsul Qayum Wazir|
|Siblings :||Maria Toorpakai Wazir|
|Political Party:||Pakistan Tehreek-e-insaaf|
|Time Period :||2012-2017|
|Member of the National Assembly|
|Assumed office:||1 June 2013|
Ayesha Gulalai Wazir is very well known female politician in Pakistan and now a days very famous in news and talk shows after leaving Pakistan Tehreke Insaaf (PTI). . Ayesha Gulalai Wazir was born in South Waziristan Pakistan. Her sister Maria Toorpakai is an international squash player. Ayesha Gulalai Wazir spend her childhood in Waziristan and also completed her school from Waziristan. She completed her BS in computer science and completed her Master’s in Comparative Religions from the University of Peshawar. After completion of her studies Ayesha Gulalai joined human rights activist in South Waziristan. Ayesha Gulalai has also worked as coordinator in Federally Administered Tribal Areas with Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians. PPPP wants to give party ticket to Ayesha Gulalai for seat of National Assembly in General Election 2008 but her age is not applicable for the post on that time. She was also a member of Pakistan Muslim League. In 2012 Ayesha Gulalai Wazir joined Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf and very active member of party. In 2013 she was selected for National Assembly of Pakistan in general election from FATA on PTI ticket. She was member in Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf for 5 years and left party in August 2017 due to women dignity issues.
Early Life and Political Career
Ayesha Gulalai was born and brought up in South Waziristan. Her parents are government teachers who have worked hard to enhance the status of women in this tribal region. Naturally, the family was threatened by Taliban. However, they continued to work for women’s emancipation and empowerment in the area. The result was two of their daughters made their mark. Apart from Ayesha, her sister Maria is an International Squash player.
Ayesha has always been a brilliant student. Even while being a top notch politician, she didn’t discontinue her education. She is currently doing Ph.D.
Ayesha started her career in public life as a human rights activist. Instantly, she got national fame because being a young girl, she was opposing Taliban and other regressive forces of the society. Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) recognized her potential and inducted her into the party giving plum party post in the FATA region. In 2008 election, they even thought to let her fight election. However, she was underage at that time and couldn’t fight the election.
Ayesha got disenchanted with PPP because of corruption issue. She joined Imran’s PTI in 2012 and since then there has not been any looking back for her. She is having burgeoning political career. PTI was also giving her due respect – first by giving her ticket from the reserved seat and later sending her to present party’s views on various issues on top media channels at prime time.
Ayesha Gulalais Statement
Addressing the media outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), she deplored the dragging of the army into politics by some politicians.
“Our troops are fighting for us on the frontline, away from their homes. They have eliminated terrorism from the country after tremendous sacrifice,” said Gulalai.
Gulalai, who hails from South Waziristan Agency, thanked the World Bank for announcing aid worth $114 million recently for the people of tribal areas.
World Bank approves $114 million to support IDPs in FATA She chided the government over its failure to implement the FATA Reforms, and dismissed the idea of appointing a COO to oversee the process, saying “this is another trick by the bureaucracy to misappropriate funds”.
Addressing the women of Pakistan, she said they face all kinds of violence every day. “Don’t think you are weak. Be strong. Get education. And give the power of education to your children. Otherwise, learn a skill so you are not dependent on anyone,” said Gulalai, stressing further that women should give polio drops to their children so they are not crippled.
Moreover, addressing Pakistani men, she said keeping women inside the house and not educating them cannot be considered pardah — referring to the custom of keeping women indoors.
“Let your daughters come into sports,” pleaded Gulalai, whose own younger sister is a renowned squash champion of Pakistan.
Ayesha Quits PTI
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) MNA Ayesha Gulalai announced her exit from the party Gulalai made the announcement moments before the election of a new prime minister The timing of her announcement to various TV channels was met with suspicion, with speculation that Gulalai may be joining the PML-N amid rumours that she had held a meeting with a leader of the party in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Amir Muqam, recently. Gulalai in a press conference later today rubbished the rumours, saying she was not leaving the PTI to join the PML-N. Gulalai, who is a former PPP member, and has been a staunch and vocal supporter of the PTI and Imran Khan, often featuring in prime time talkshows to defend party policies, will be resigning from both her party membership and NA seat.
Announces to Launch her Own Party
26 Dec 2017 – The former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ayesha Gulalai has announced to launch her own party by the first week of January.She made the all-important announcement in a press talk during her visit to Nowshehra. Gulalai made an appeal to all ideological workers of PTI to join hands with her in the new party.The disgruntled PTI leader will make her new party public during the next year and ahead of 2018 general elections. Talking to journalists, she said that the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) of PTI has failed to deliver and provide security to the residents.
Ayesha Gulalai, the disgruntled MNA of PTI, has said the ruling PML-N could only manage to pull a shocking victory in the recently held Lodhran by-election against the Imran Khan-led party because of her. she said deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif did not even visit the NA-154 constituency to run the election campaign for his party. On the other hand, I led an election campaign on behalf of the ruling party to mend the public opinion against the PTI and reveal the party’s true face in front of people of Lodhran. Member of National Assembly (NA) Ayesha Gulalai said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) instigated her to badmouth the army, offering her a Senate ticket in return.Speaking to the media outside Parliament House, the disgruntled PTI MNA said she refused the Senate ticket offer from the PML-N as it required speaking against the army. this was against her patriotism, as the army is the only institution that is working for the good of the country.