Nasreen Jalil to Become the Second Female Governor of Sindh in Pakistan’s History


Newly elected Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif is all ready to appoint the second female governor in Pakistan’s history as he has submitted President Arif Alvi the brief to nominate MQM-P nominee Nasreen Jalil as the governor of Sindh. Although Nasreen Jalil was born in Lahore, she spent most of her life in Karachi.

She had spent her childhood years in London. Nasreen pursued her study in Paris. She speaks English and French in addition to Urdu. She became a member of the MQM and began her political career in Karachi. Jalil was elected to the Senate twice. In 1994 and 2012, Nasreen Jalil was elected head of the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights.

Nasreen Jalil is going to be the second female governor in Pakistan’s history. Ra’ana Liaquat Ali Khan who was the wife of Pakistan’s first Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan was the first female governor of Pakistan. She was appointed as the Governor of Sindh in February 1973 and remained so till February 1976.

Nasreen spent more than six months in jail and was placed under house arrest in Karachi during her difficult time. She married M.A. Jalil, a politician, and the pair had four children, two daughters, and two sons. Her sister, Yasmeen Lari, is also an accomplished architect. Furthermore, Amir Khan, Amir Chishti, Waseem Akhtar, and Kishwar Zehra were among the names provided to PM Shehbaz Sharif for approval, according to sources familiar with the situation.

The Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf (PTI) has slammed this supposed decision. Former federal information minister Fawad Chaudhry announced on social media that the “crime minister” has suggested Nasreen Jalil as governor of Sindh. He said that on June 18, 2015, Ms. Jalil wrote a letter to the Indian high commissioner, requesting ‘assistance’ against Pakistan’s law enforcement authorities. “It’s unfortunate that the ‘mess’ in Karachi, which was cleansed by security agencies, has resurfaced.”

Additionally, on the same grounds, former Sindh governor Imran Ismail criticized Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s stated decision. Mr. Ismail wrote on social media that it appears that being on bail or a “specialist of savage attacks” on security institutions has become “absolutely essential” for becoming a member of the current cabinet.