Biography and Education
CareerAs a former member of the National Assembly, Sadiq was a founder of the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus in 2008, serving as Treasurer and later General Secretary of the group. She currently serves on multiple parliamentary committees and uses her posts to drive legislation promoting the role of women in ending violence and conflict in Pakistan. Over the past decade, she has championed bills ranging from an act to combat domestic violence to a law against harassment in the workplace and another aimed at preventing acid attacks. She also pushed successfully for a law creating the National Commission on the Status of Women, an oversight body with counterparts at the provincial level. Senator Sadiq has traveled extensively both domestically and abroad to advocate for democratic stability and women’s political, social, and economic empowerment at all levels.
Political CareerNuzhat was elected as a member of senate during the senate elections of 2012. She will vacate her post as a senator for current term in March 2018. She is appointed on the reserved seat for women in the senate. She formally took her oath and assumed office on 12th March, 2012. Currently she is associated with a number of committees of Senate, namely; The Drafting Committee of the Committee of the Whole, Climate Change, Defence Production, Federal Education and Professional Training and Senate Finance Committee. She serves as the chairperson of Senate Library Committee as well as the Foreign Affairs committee. Nuzhat puts great emphasis on the support provided by her mother-in-law which has helped her overcome several obstacles in life as well as in her political career.
Congratulate Aga KhanSenator Nuzhat Sadiq has congratulated His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual Leader of Shia Iamami Ismaili Muslims on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of his Imamat which will be celebrated on 11 July 2017. She acknowledged the role of His Highness`s Leadership over six decades in creating the Aga Khan Development Network which has carried out inspirational work for social, cultural and economic growth in Pakistan and globally. She cited Agha Khan Rural Support Pakistan`s social development projects in the mountainous areas of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral to eliminate poverty and for provision of infrastructure. She also reminded the nation of the contribution of His Highness`s family in the creation of Pakistan and their role in increasing literacy and enhancing the standard of education. She hoped that during this epochal year as per tradition new development projects and initiatives will be launched in Pakistan which will mark the Jubilee year.
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LHC rejects PetitionThe Lahore High Court on Saturday 17th Feb 2018 dismissed a petition of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf ( PTI) challenging the nomination papers of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s sister Sadia Abbasi for the forthcoming Senate polls. Meanwhile, the bench also dismissed another petition filed by the PTI leader through which she challenged the acceptance of PML-N candidate Nuzhat Sadiq’s nomination papers for the Senate polls. Andleeb Abbas challenged Ms Sadiq’s nomination, arguing that she had not placed on record any proof to show that she had surrendered her dual nationality. The PML-N candidates – Sadia Abbasi and Nuzhat Sadiq – had filed nomination papers for the Senate seat reserved for women from Punjab, which were accepted by the ECP’s returning officer after their scrutiny.
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