Shireen Mazari

Shireen Mazari (Politician)

Article Upload Date: 2017,Jan 10

Shireen Mehrunnisa Mazari  is a Pakistani politician, strategist and a nationalist conservative commenter. who serves as a Member of the National Assembly, where she serve's as a chief whip for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
Mazari left the The Nation and joined PTI in November 2008 and has since then remained a close aide to Imran Khan. She left the party in September 2012, and re-joined it back on 18th March 2013. Mazari was elected to the National Assembly in May 2013 as the most preferred nominee of her party.[1]Shireen Mazari  appoints spokeswoman

Title Description
Name: Shireen Mazari
In Urdu: شیرین مزاری
Famous As: Politician,
Nationality: Pakistani
Residence: Islamabad
Education: Ph.D. in Political Science
Alma mater: Columbia University
Religion: Islam
Profession: strategist,Journalist,Pakistani politician
Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m)
Date: 26 April 1966
Place: Lahore Pakistan
Spouse: Tabish Aitbar Hazir
Parents: Ashiq Mohammad Khan Mazar
Siblings : Two Children
Relatives: Sherbaz Khan Mazari,prominent Pakistani politician
Sherbaz Khan Mazari: Associate Professor of pediatrics(PIMS)
Political Party: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)
Serve As: Central Information Secretary of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf(PTI)
Proceeded by: Shafqat Mahmood
Director General: The Institute of Strategic Studies
In Office: January 2002 – September 2012
Member of the National Assembly
Constituency: MNA, NA-296 (Women Reserve Seat)
Preceded by: 2013
Assumed office: 11 May 2013


Mazari attended the London School of Economics and Political Science where she gained a B.Sc.(Hons), followed by double M.Sc. in Military Science and Political science from the same institution. Mazari then traveled to the United States where she gained a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. Her PH.D. dissertation contained studies on military history, geostrategy, and the foreign policy of Pakistan.[2]  Education 


Academic Career

Mazari formerly was an Associate Professor and then Chairperson of the Department of Defense and Strategic Studies at the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. She was removed from this position in May 2008 before the end of her contract in August 2009, supposedly at the insistence of the United States, a point Mazari maintains despite United States denials. Former Foreign Secretary Ambassador Tanvir Ahmad Khan replaced her.

The Institute of Strategic Studies

She served as the Director General of The Institute of Strategic Studies, a research think-tank based in Islamabad until 2008. She was removed from this position in May 2008 before the end of her contract in August 2009, supposedly at the insistence of the United States, a point Mazari maintains despite United States denials. Former Foreign Secretary Ambassador Tanvir Ahmad Khan replaced her.

Journalist and Editor

Mazari was the publisher and editor-in-chief of Weekly Pulse, from 1993 to 1999. She also remained a regular columnist for The News International newspaper, writing for it as recently as 3 September 2009. She left the paper claiming American intrusion. Addressing a news conference, Mazari said that the US is poking its nose in all affairs of Pakistan, and when she started writing columns critical of US policies in the region, the US Ambassador exerted pressure on the newspaper's management to suspend her writing. The News International team, however, denied this allegation, and issued a clarification. Barely four days after leaving The News, she was offered editorship of The Nation. She took this position on 7 September 2009 vice Arif Nizami who was earlier sacked by his uncle and the Waqt Media Group editor-in-chief Majid Nizami.

Political Career

In media

In media

Mazari's views are considered to be a form of Pakistani nationalism and a strong voice of the Two-Nation Theory. Outspoken on Pakistani Foreign policy, she remains one of the academics openly criticizing Drone attacks and continues to criticize U.S.-Pakistan relations. She joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on 25 November 2008 after a meeting with the chairman of the party, Imran Khan. She resigned from PTI on 26 September 2012, on political differences. She rejoined the party in March 2013.


She is a vocal critic of United States policies in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Mazari has said her life has been under threat and that the Minister of Interior and US diplomats will be responsible if anything happens to her.[3] Vision


with family

with family

She is the daughter of former bureaucrat turned politician Ashiq Mohammad Khan Mazari, known as AMK Mazari. Her uncles are Sherbaz Khan Mazari, prominent Pakistani politician, and Safdar H. Mazari, former chief medical officer of Rush University Medical Center. She has two children. She is married to Tabish Aitbar Hazir, Associate Professor of pediatrics and head of the department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Children's Hospital, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) in Islamabad.[4] Shireen Mazari Family


Pakistan's Lesson from its Kargil War: An Analysis (1999)

Ministry of Human Rights

Shireen Mazari has been appointed a new Ministry of Human Rights on 18th August 2018 by Imran Khan. According to her latest video, it was her own desire to be a Ministry of Human rights because its the most neglected Ministry in Pakistan. According to Shireen Mazari, there is a lot more scope in this post as there is always a violation of human rights especially in occupied Kashmir so she wants to play her role in giving people their rights.

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