Syeda Shehla Raza is a very experienced, well known and famous Pakistani Politician from Karachi in province of Sindh. She has been always very faithful to her political party which is Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). She is a very active, hardworking, and a strong member of the party who was very close to the chairperson Benazir Bhutto. She contributed a lot in party growth, like served time in jail, and took part in party protests and jalsas, that’s why she was elected twice as a Member of Provincial Assembly of Sindh.
Age of Syeda Shehla Raza
Shehla Raza was born on May 15th 1964 in Karachi. She started her political career at the age of 22 as a Member of Student Federation in her Institution. She got married at the age of 27, which makes her an experienced source of the party.
Education and Political Career
She got her early education from city Karachi, Khairpur and hyderabad. She was graduated from Karachi University and earned her Master’s degree in Psychology. She lived mot part of her life in the province of Sindh, especially in Karachi, Khairpur, and Hyderabad, and she started took part in politics at very early stage when she was attending her University. She was not from a strong political family background rather she was from a middle class family in Karachi.
She started her political career in 1986 when she joint People’s Student Federation (PSF) in Karachi University. PSF is the student wing of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). That was the time of Military dictatorship of General Zia-ul-Haq and all political activities were prohibited. In 1989 Shehla was elected as a joint secretary of PSF in Karachi University, where she started took part in protests against military dictatorship, she was very active and vocal in these political activities of PSF.
For her political activities she became Joint secretary of PPP women wing in Karachi. At this point she became more active and in 2005 she was elected as General Secretary of PPP women wing in Karachi division. During this time she faced lots of trouble from the rival party Pakistan Muslim League and she got arrested under the murder charge, she spent 24 days under CIA investigation where she got tortured but later all these allegations and charges were dropped.
Shehla Raza was elected first time as a Member of Provincial Assembly of Sindh on the reserved seat for women under the flag of PPP, and she became unopposed deputy speaker of Sindh Assembly in the same years 2008. That was a very big and influential achievement for her and again in 2013 she was elected on the same position of deputy speaker which she still holds till date. She served total of 4 months and 15 days of jail time in her political career.
Shehla’s Marriage, Husband, and Children
Shehla Raza got married to former politician Ghulam Qadir in 1991, who was General Manager of a well known Pharmaceutical company at the time of marriage. From this marriage they got a daughter in 1992 and their son was born in 1994. Unfortunately they both were killed in a road accident in 2005, which was a big loss for the family.
Contacting Shehla Raza
Shehla Raza is very active on social media, to stay in touch with the people and supporters of PPP. You can contact her by sending a message on any of her social media profile.
Permanent Address: House No. B-121, Block 13-D/2, Sehba Akhter Road, Gulishan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
Contact Number: 0300-3740857, 0333-3262207
Some Pictures of Shehla
Here are some pictures of one of Pakistan’s bravest female politician and activist.