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Minister of health in Pakistan Shehrbano Rehman

Shehrbano "Sherry" Rehman (b. 1960 -) is a liberal politician and journalist in Pakistan. She was elected as a Pakistan People's Party candidate as a Member of the National Assembly from Karachi. She was born in Karachi and educated at Smith College. She has been an active campaigner for human rights and gender justice and a strong opponent of Pervez Musharraf's regime. Also known as: Sherry Rehman.

Shehrbano Rehman is a minister of health in Pakistan since 11 April 2008.

Shehrbano "Sherry" Rehman (or Shahrbano Rahman)(born December 21, 1960) is a Pakistani politician and journalist.

She was sworn in as Pakistans Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting on March 31, 2008, and resigned from office on March 14, 2009.
Born in Karachi, Sindh, to a prominent Sindhi family, Rehman's father, Barrister Hassanally A. Rahman Zubedi was a lawyer & educator. Her mother served as vice president of the State Bank of Pakistan, the first woman to hold the post. Rehman is the niece of late Justice Tufail Ali Abdul Rehman Zubedi, Chief Justice of the Sindh and Balochistan High Courts.

She attended Smith College and the University of Sussex where she read in art history and political science. Sherry Rehman practiced as a professional journalist for twenty years, writing for national and international newspapers and newsmagazines. She was Editor-in-Chief of Pakistans leading newsmagazine, The Herald (Pakistan), for ten years and served as a member of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) from 1988-1998. She also anchored a television show on current affairs in 1999.

Sherry Rehman was the first Pakistani to be recognized with an award for independent journalism by the UK House of Lords in its Muslim World Awards Ceremony 2002. Sherry Rehman is married to banker Nadeem Hussain who is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Tameer Microfinance Bank.

Political career Rehman is member of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

She served as an Member of National Assembly (MNA) from 2002 to 2007, where she acted as Central Information Secretary. During this time she was also President of Policy Planning for the Pakistan People's Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) and served on the Foreign Relations Committee in the PPP. In March 2008 Sherry Rehman was re-appointed by declaration as MNA from Sindh province to the reserved MNA seat for women.Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Gilani appointed her Minister for Information & Broadcasting. On March 31, 2008 she was sworn in by President Pervez Musharraf. During her tenure in parliament, Sherry Rehman authored all five PPP bills tabled in the National Assembly: Women Empowerment Bill, Anti-Honor Killings Bill, Domestic Violence Prevention Bill, Affirmative Action Bill and Hudood Repeal Bill. She also moved two Bills for the Media: the Freedom of Information Bill and the Press Act, which prevents working journalists from being arrested under the 1999 Press Ordinance.

In civil society, Sherry Rehman is the Chair of the Lady Dufferin Foundation Trust, reportedly the largest non-profit provider of women and childrens subsidized health-care in the province of Sindh. In January 2009 a report of the International Republican Institute referred to her as "Democracy's Hero" as a result of her close association with former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's campaign for democratic rule in Pakistan. The reference, pikced up by several Pakistani media outlets, received mixed coverage. Also January 2009, Rehman was named among the "100 Most Influential Asians" by UAE magazine Ahlan.

Resignation as Federal Minister of Information. Ms Rehman resigned her post as Federal Information Minister on Saturday, March 14 2009, due to differences of opinion with the President Asif Ali Zardari on imposing restrictions on the media.

Published Work. Rehman's latest book "The Kashmiri Shawl: From Jamawar to Paisley", co-authored with Naheed Jafri, was published in 2006 by Mapin Publishing India and Antique Collectors Club UK. The book was selected for The R.L Shep Ethnic Textiles Book Award for 2006 in the US.
Awards 2002: Rehman was the first Pakistani to be recognized with an award for independent journalism by the UK House of Lords in its Muslim World Awards Ceremony in the year 2002. 2006: R.L Shep Ethnic Textiles Book Award, The Kashmiri Shawl

Shehrbano Rehman minister of health in Pakistan

Muhammad Nasir Khan is a former minister of health in Pakistan

Muhammad Nasir Khan is a former minister of health in Pakistan

Muhammad Nasir Khan was elected to the National Assembly as a PML(Q) candidate and is currently the Federal Minister for Health. He has previously served as Provincial Minister for Health Punjab in 1988, Advisor to the Chief Minister Punjab in 1986-1987 and Parliamentary Secretary Health Punjab in 1985.
Muhammad Nasir Khan is a businessman by profession and has worked with the construction of many development projects in UK, Yemen and Zambia, etc. He has extensively travelled around the world on business and official tours representing Pakistan. He likes rendering social and community services. His educational qualifications include a B.A degree.
A sports-lover, Muhammad Nasir Khan likes playing Hockey, Polo, Tennis, Football, Squash and Snooker.

map of Pakistan regions

Pakistan is a federation of four provinces, a capital territory and a group of federally administered tribal areas. The government of Pakistan exercises de facto jurisdiction over the western parts of the disputed Kashmir region, organized as two separate political entities (Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan). Prior to 2001, the sub-provincial tier of government was composed of 26 divisions with two further tiers (districts and tehsils) administered directly from the provincial level. The divisions were abolished in 2001 and a new three-tiered system of local government came into effect comprising districts, tehsils and union councils with an elected body at each tier. There are currently 107 districts in Pakistan proper, each with several tehsils and union councils. The tribal areas comprise seven tribal agencies and six small frontier regions detached from neighbouring districts whilst Azad Kashmir comprises seven districts and Northern Areas comprises six districts.

1. Balochistan
2. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
3. Punjab
4. Sindh


5. Islamabad Capital Territory
6. Federally Administered Tribal Areas
7. Azad Jammu and Kashmir
8. Gilgit-Baltistan

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