Sumaira Malik (Politician) Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More
Husband: Malik Tahir Sarfraz
Hometown: Kalabagh, Mianwali District, Pakistan
Age: 59 Years
|Other name||Sumera Malik Dawn|
|Name earned||Dr Sumaira Malik Dr. Sumaira Malik - Twitter|
|Known for||Being the grand-daughter of Malik Amir Mohammad Khan, a prominent politician and chief of the tribal estate Kalabagh, in Mianwali district, Pakistan|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Political Party||• National Alliance Party
• Pakistan Muslim League (Q) (PML-Q)
• Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N)
• Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)
|Political Journey||• Joined the National Alliance Party (2002)
• Contested and won the general elections from the NA-69 (Khushab-I) Constituency (2002)
• Appointed as the Minister of State for Tourism (2004)
• Joined the Pakistan Muslim League (Q) Party (2008)
• Re-elected from the A-69 (Khushab-I) Constituency in general elections (2008)
• Joined the Pakistan Muslim League (N) Party (2013)
• Contested and won the general elections from the NA-69 (Khushab-I) Constituency (2013)
• Appointed as the chairperson of the Khushab district council (2016)
• Contested and lost the general elections from the NA-69 (Khushab-I) Constituency (2018)
• Aoointed as the vice president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party (2022)
|Date of Birth||19 December 1963|
|Age (as of 2022)||59 Years|
|Birthplace||Kalabagh, Mianwali district, Pakistan|
|Hometown||Kalabagh, Mianwali district, Pakistan|
|College/University||• Islamia University of Bahawalpur in Pakistan Sumaira Malik
• University of the Punjab in Lahore
|Educational Qualification||Master of Arts in Political Science. Dawn|
|Religion||Islam Sumaira Malik PTI - Facebook|
|Address||H.No.5, St.14-A, F-7/2, Margallah Road, Islamabad|
|Controversies||• Accused of possessing a fake degree
In the 2013 Pakistani general elections, Sumaira, who contested from the NA-69 (Khushab-I) Constituency, was elected as the Member of the National Assembly (MNA) from the Pakistan Muslim League (N) party. After Sumaira's consecutive victory for the third time from the same constituency, Malik Omar Aslam, a rival candidate from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party accused her of possessing a fake graduation degree in arts and alleged that Sumaira didn't appear for her final degree examinations rather she hired a person who impersonated her and gave the exams on her behalf. As per his claim, in 1981, Sumaira completed her graduation, but she acquired a fake graduation degree prior from the University of Punjab to contest in the general elections legitimately. In October 2013, the Supreme Court accused Sumaira of being unqualified to contest the elections as per the constitutional provisions and nullified her 2013 Pakistani general election victory. Later, she was disqualified from contesting any parliamentary election in future by the Supreme Court under Article 62(1) (f) of the Constitution due to possession of a fake degree. The judgement passed by the Supreme Court read,
She has obtained a bachelors degree by way of impersonation and depending upon the same educational qualification as it is normally disclosed by the candidates in the nominations papers, she had proved herself not to be truthful person. For the foregoing reasons, the instant appeal is allowed. Resultantly therefore, on account of such qualification she would not be entitled to contest the election in future as well, and if she does contest elections and is declared successful, the Election Commission shall be bound to de-notify her from ab-initio.” Pakistan Today
On 9 June 2018, the Supreme Court lifted the lifetime disqualification of Sumaira from contesting any parliamentary election and allowed her to contest the 2018 Pakistani general elections after the thorough forensic analysis of her graduation degree was proven to be original and genuine.
• Violation of secrecy of the ballot paper
Sumaira Malik was appointed as the chairperson of the Khushab district council on 22 December 2016. However, a petition was filed by Ameer Haider Sangha in which he alleged that at the time of voting, one of the voters violated the rules and showed his ballot paper. On 28 December 2016, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) nullified her appointment as the district council chief, but despite the ECP's verdict, the Islamabad High Court restored her as the chairperson on 7 July 2017. The Supreme Court, in May 2018, passed its verdict, which revoked the chairperson election and ordered to re-contest the election all over again following which Sumaira, who served as the district council chief of the Pakistan Muslim League (N) had to vacate the post. The decision of the Supreme court led to her disqualification for the second time consecutively within a span of five years. Daily Pakistan
|Relationships & More|
|Husband/Spouse||• Malik Tahir Sarfraz (former federal secretary from Khushab)
• Muhammad Hashim Khan
• Malik Muhammad Uzair Khan (from Muhammad Hashim Khan)(politician) (Image in Husband section)
• Malik Salar Muhammad Khan (from Malik Tahir Sarfraz)
|Parents||Father- Malik Allahyar Khan (a politician)
Mother- Name not known
• Ayla Malik (journalist and politician)
• Name not known
|Other Relative||Grandfather- Malik Amir Mohammad Khan (politician)
Maternal Uncle- Sardar Farooq Ahmed Khan Leghari (politician and former President of Pakistan)
|Assets/Properties||As of 2003, Sumaira's net assets were valued at approximately Rs 75.3 million Dawn|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Sumaira Malik
- Sumaira Malik is a Pakistani politician who was appointed as the Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from the NA-69 (Khushab-I) Constituency consecutively three times in 2002, 2008, and 2013 respectively.
- Sumaira Malik belongs to the Qutab-shahi Awan family of Pakistan.
- During her tenure in Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz’s government in 2002, Sumaira was given the charge of the Ministry of Women Development and the Ministry of Youth Affairs.
- Sumaira’s sister, Ayla Malik, was a Member of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf from 2011 to 2017. Ayla served as a Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan on a reserved seat for women from 2002 to 2007.
- Sumaira’s other sister is married to one of the sons of her maternal uncle, Farooq Ahmed Khan Leghari.
- Many of Sumaira’s family members were prominent political leaders in Pakistan. Her grandfather, Malik Amir Mohammad Khan, the Nawab of Kalabagh, served as the Governor of West Pakistan in the 1960s. Khan was infamous for his brutality in his heydays. On 26 November 1967, Malik Amir Mohammad Khan was killed by his son Asadullah Khan due to a property dispute in the family. Dawn However, Sumaira’s father could not leave a great mark as a politician. Her maternal uncle, Sardar Farooq Ahmed Khan Leghari, is the former President of Pakistan.
- As per Sumaira’s Twitter handle, she had completed PhD degree and therefore applied the prefix of Dr before her name. Dr. Sumaira Malik – Twitter
- Sumaira served as the spokesperson of the Imran Khan’s political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
- Sumaira was the first elected candidate from the NA-69 (Khushab-I) Constituency to the National Assembly of Pakistan from the National Alliance party in the 2002 Pakistani general election. Pakistani Observer
- Sumaira was invited as one of the chief guests at the first convocation of the University of Central Punjab (Bhawalpur) in March 2022.
- In December 2022, multiple old phone recordings between Imran Khan and Sumaira’s sister, Ayla Malik, surfaced online in which the duo were heard having an obscene conversation. On being asked about the same Ayla denied the news and said that it was not her voice in the audio. Later, Imran Khan’s political party Tehreek-e-Insaf also claimed that the audio tapes were falsified and fabricated. Sumaira addressed the audio tape as fake and tweeted in support of her sister Ayla Malik, which read,
میری بہن عائلہ ملک کے متعلق ریلیز کی گئی جعلی آڈیوز کی سختی سے مذمت کرتی ہوں اور سپریم کورٹ سے سخت نوٹس لینے کا مطالبہ کرتی ہوں
— Sumaira Malik (@SumairaMaIikMNA) December 21, 2022