Kashmala Tariq is a politician and lawyer. Before starting her political career, she had worked for Zafar and Mandviwala Law firm and practised commercial and corporate law. She commenced her political career in 2002 and got elected as National Assembly member form 2002-2012. This article has all the information about her, including Kashmala Tariq Biography.
|In Urdu:||کشمالہ طارق|
|Education:||Master of Laws|
|Alma Mater:||London School of Economics and Political Science|
|Date:||24th January 1972|
|Spouse:||Mr. Tariq Rashid Khan|
|Political Party:||Pakistan Muslim League (N)|
|Role:||Federal Ombudsperson for Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplaces|
|Dates:||27th February 2018|
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|Role:||Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan|
|Constituency :||Reserved seat for women|
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Kashmala Tariq Biography
Kashmala possesses leadership skills and qualities and remained a leading light for her academic fellows during her academic period. She is an epitome of courage and confidence and is an only Pakistani politician who won C.W.P. elections held in India. Professionally she is a lawyer but started her career in politics in 2002.
She is a voice for women who stands for their rights and safety. In 2018 she fought with an attempt to defame her, Journalists of ‘Waqt News’ tried to record and publicize her off the record discussions but she faced it bravely and through her team deleted that recordings.
Education of Kashmala
She received her L.L.B. degree from P.U. Law School and L.L.M. degree from L.S.E. (London School of Economics & Political Science).
Kashmala Tariq Family
She tied the knot with Tariq Rasheed a Canada based Pakistani who is now settled in Pakistan and is a respectable member of C.P.A. (Commonwealth Parliamentary Association). The couple has a son Azlan Khan.
As a Lawyer
Before beginning her political career, she pursued her career as a lawyer and worked with Supreme Court’s top lawyers. She has her law chamber named ‘Kashmala & Associates,’ where she works there as a skilled advocate.
Political Activities During Student Life
She was keenly interested in politics since her student life. She worked as P.S.F.’s (Peoples Student Federation) president from 1993-1995. Her time at P.U. kept her well-informed with political trends and manoeuvrings prevalent in the country. From 1992-1995 she remained Secretary General of ‘Sath’ an environmental N.G.O.
This exposure and experience later assisted Kashmala in her political career. At L.S.E. she headed the Student Union, that is an honour for her while staying there she also made political links with PTI. She got appointed PTI’s Chief Organizer from 1998-2000.
Elections 2002 & 2008
She stepped into the political field in 2002 as National Assembly’s member via a reserved seat on the ticket of PML-Q. She remained a member of N.A. for ten years. Kashmala got elected as Parliament member for two times. In 2008 she again elected to N.A. as PML-Q candidate on women reserved seat.
Appointed as Ombudswoman
In 2018 she designated as Federal Ombudswoman for women protection and safety against harassment at their workplaces.
She served as C.W.P. chairperson for three years and assisted women parliamentarians. She is only Pakistani female politician who won C.W.P. election outside Pakistan.
Previously she also worked as C.W.P. Vice-Chair and steering committee member and represented Asian region. Female M.P.s of one hundred and twenty-five legislatures of fifty-three commonwealth countries.
In 2018 her staff mistreated and locked up the team of ‘Waqt News’ forcefully. She stated that these journalists were recording off the record discussion due to which she took this action. Her staff forcibly took equipment of those journalists and deleted the recorded conversation.
Social Media Handles
Her social media account include