Sumaira Malik appointed PML-N Punjab’s vice president

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LAHORE – Former federal minister Sumaira Malik, a seasoned politician from Khushab, has been named as the vice president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Punjab chapter.

The party has issued a notification, which has been signed by PML-N Punjab President Rana Sanaullah Khan and the region’s General Secretary Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari.

Born on 19 December 1963, she did her Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Punjab.

Sumaira Malik had been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from 2002 to October 2013. She was first elected to the lower house of the parliament from Constituency NA-69 (Khushab-I) as a candidate of National Alliance in the 2002 general election. She had received 71,925 votes and defeated PML-Q’s Umer Aslam Khan.

In September 2004, she was inducted into the federal cabinet of then prime minister Shaukat Aziz and was appointed as Minister of State for Tourism.

She was re-elected to the National Assembly from the same constituency as a PML-Q in the 2008 general election.

In 2013, she contested elections from the PML-N platform and was elected to National Assembly after receiving whopping 119,193 votes and defeated Umer Aslam Khan, a candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

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