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    Thursday, 22 March 2018

    The First woman Sherry Rehman elected as Deputy Chairman Senate

    Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Sherry Rehman was appointed as the Leader of Opposition in the Senate on Thursday making her the first female to be given the post in the Senate.A notification was issued by the Senate Secretariat in this regard on the directives of the chairman.

    Senator Sherry Rehman was nominated by PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for the post against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s candidate Azam Swati. The PTI nominee, however, could not get a decisive support in the 104-member House.
    Rehman submitted her nomination to Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani. Her nomination was supported by 33 senators of opposition parties including members from the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas, independents from Balochistan, the Awami National Party and the Balochistan National Party-Mengal.Sherry Rehman  born 21 December 1960) is a Pakistani politician and former diplomat who has been the member of the Senate of Pakistan since 2015 and has been the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate since March 2018. Previously, she had been Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States from 2011 to 2013.
    Born in Karachi, Rehman received her B.A from Smith College and her M.A in art history from the University of Sussex. In 1988, she joined the Herald as its editor and remained with the magazine until 1999. In 2002, she was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan. She was re-elected in 2008, and became a member of the Federal Cabinet under Prime Minister Gillani as the Minister for Information.
    She resigned from the cabinet in 2009 and went on to serve as the Chair of the Pakistan Red Crescent and founded the non-partisan think tank, Jinnah Institute. In November 2011, she was appointed as the Ambassador to the United States and remained until April 2013. In 2015, she was elected to the Senate.She resigned from the cabinet in 2009 and went on to serve as the Chair of the Pakistan Red Crescent and founded the non-partisan think tank, Jinnah Institute. In November 2011, she was appointed as the Ambassador to the United States and remained until April 2013. In 2015, she was elected to the Senate.Rehman started her professional career as a journalist with The Daily Star and then joined The Herald became its editor-in-chief at the age of 26, serving until 1998. After leaving Herald in 1998, she co-authored the book The Kashmiri Shawl: From Jamawar to Paisley. She worked as a professional journalist for 20 years and served as a member of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors from 1988 to 1998. Rehman hosted a television current affairs show in 1999. She has also worked for the Pakistan Red Crescent Society as chairperson
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