Sumaira Malik is a Pakistani politician who served as the Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from Constituency NA-69 (Khushab-I) for three consecutive terms in 2002, 2008 and 2013 respectively.
- 1 Wiki/Biography
- 2 Physical Appearance
- 3 Family
- 4 Religion
- 5 ethnicity/tribe
- 6 Address
- 7 livelihood
- 8 controversies
- 9 property/property
- 10 Facts/General Knowledge
Sumaira Malik Awan or Sumaira Malik was born on Thursday, 19 December 1963 (age 59 years; as of 2022) in Kalabagh, Mianwali District, Pakistan. Their zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Sumaira completed her graduation from Islamia University, Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Sumaira attended Punjab University in Lahore, where she earned a Master of Arts degree in Political Science.
Height (Approx): 5′ 6″
Hair Color: Black
Eye colour: dark brown
Sumaira Malik belongs to the Qutub-Shahi Awan family of Pakistan.
parents and siblings
Sumaira Malik’s father Malik Allahyar Khan was a politician. Not much information is available about his mother.
Her younger sister, Ayla Malik, a Pakistani journalist and politician, served as a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan on a seat reserved for women from 2002 to 2007.
He also has a sister, who is married to a son of his maternal uncle, Farooq Ahmed Khan Leghari.
husband and children
Sumaira is married to Malik Tahir Sarfaraz, former federal secretary of Khushab. Also, they have a son, Malik Salar Muhammad Khan, a politician.
Sumaira also has a son, Malik Muhammad Uzair Khan, from Muhammad Hashim Khan.
Sumaira is the granddaughter of Malik Amir Mohammad Khan, the Nawab of Kalabagh. Notorious for his brutality in his heyday, Amir Mohammad Khan served as the Governor of West Pakistan in the 1960s. On 26 November 1967, he was murdered by his son Asadullah Khan over a family property dispute.
Sumaira Malik is the niece of former Pakistan President Sardar Farooq Ahmed Khan Leghari.
Sumaira Malik follows the religion of Islam.
Sumaira is from Awan tribe.
Sumaira lives in House No. 5, Street 14-A, F-7/2, Margalla Road, Islamabad.
2002 Pakistani general election
Sumaira started her political career in 2002 and joined the National Alliance Party. In the 2002 Pakistani general elections, she contested from NA-69 (Khushab-I) constituency and was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan, defeating Pakistan Muslim League (Q) (PML-Q) candidate Omar Aslam Khan. Difference of 71,925 votes. In September 2004, he was appointed as the Minister of State for Tourism in the Pakistan Muslim League (Q) Federal Cabinet of the government of Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz. She also headed the Ministry of Women Development and Ministry of Youth Affairs during her tenure.
2008 Pakistani general election
In the 2008 Pakistani general elections, Sumaira, as a Pakistan Muslim League (Q) (PML-Q) candidate, was re-elected from NA-69 (Khushab-I) constituency, defeating an independent candidate Omar Aslam Khan.
2013 Pakistani general election
In the 2013 Pakistani general elections, he won the NA-69 (Khushab-I) constituency as a Pakistan Muslim League (N) candidate, defeating Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate Omar Aslam Khan. In 2014, the 2013 general elections for NA-69 (Khushab-I) constituency was declared void after it was disqualified by the Supreme Court due to fake degrees. Later, by-elections were held in which Sumaira’s son Malik Muhammad Uzair Khan won the seat, defeating the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party candidate.
2018 Pakistani general election
In the 2018 Pakistani general elections, Sumaira lost to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate Malik Umar Aslam Khan from NA-69 (Khushab-I) constituency by a margin of 30,047 votes.
Accused of having fake degree
In the 2013 general elections, Sumaira Malik was elected as a Member of the National Assembly (MNA) on a Pakistan Muslim League (N) ticket from NA-69 (Khushab-I) constituency. After her third consecutive victory, a petition was filed in the Supreme Court by Malik Umar Aslam, a rival candidate from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party in which he alleged that Sumaira had obtained a fake bachelor’s degree in arts. . He hired a man who impersonated him in degree examinations. He claimed that Sumaira had completed her graduation in 1981, but she obtained a fake graduation degree from Punjab University to legally maintain her eligibility to contest the general elections. In October 2013, the Supreme Court accused him of not being eligible enough to contest the elections as per constitutional provisions and his victory in the 2013 general elections was declared invalid. Furthermore, the apex court had disqualified him from contesting future elections under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution due to his possession of a fake degree. The Supreme Court ruled, which read,
He has obtained the bachelor’s degree through impersonation and on the basis of the same educational qualification as usually stated by the candidates in the nomination papers, he has proved himself to be not the true person. For the above reasons, the instant appeal is allowed. As a result, due to such qualification she will not be entitled to contest elections in future also, and if she contests the election and is declared successful, the Election Commission will be bound to de-notify her ab initio.
However, on 9 June 2018, the Supreme Court allowed Sumaira to contest the 2018 Pakistani general election and revoked the decision to disqualify her for life from contesting parliamentary elections after a thorough forensic analysis of her degree revealed that it was Was authentic.
violation of ballot secrecy
On 22 December 2016, Sumaira was appointed as the Chairperson of Khushab District Council. On 28 December 2016, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) canceled his appointment following a petition filed by Amir Haider Sangha alleging that one of the voters had falsified his ballot paper at the time of voting. However, on 7 July 2017, the Islamabad High Court reinstated Sumaira as the Chairman of District Council Khushab. On 8 May 2018, the Supreme Court of Pakistan declared the main elections invalid and ordered re-election. Sumaira, who was serving as the district council chief of Pakistan Muslim League (N), was disqualified and eventually had to leave her post. The Supreme Court disqualified Sumaira for the second time in a row in a span of five years due to a petition filed by Ameer Haider.
As of 2003, Sumaira’s net worth was valued at around Rs 75.3 million, which included agricultural land, house, two cars, 50 tola gold, prize bonds, shares and cash in two bank accounts.
- In February 2022, Sumaira was appointed as the vice president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party.
- Sumaira has prefixed her name with Dr. as she is a PhD degree holder as per her Twitter account.
- Sumaira worked as the spokesperson of Imran Khan’s political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
- Sumaira was the first elected candidate to the Lower House of Parliament from Constituency NA-69 (Khushab-I) from the National Alliance in the 2002 general election.
- In March 2022, Sumaira was invited as one of the chief guests at the first convocation of the University of Central Punjab (Bhawalpur).
- In 2022, several old phone call recordings of Pakistani politician Imran Khan, hinting at his sexual relationship with Ayla Malik, went viral on social media. In the leaked audio, Imran Khan can be heard having an inappropriate conversation with a woman, said to be Sumaira’s sister Aayla. However, Imran Khan’s political party Tehreek-e-Insaf denied the news and claimed that the audio tapes are fake and fabricated. Ayla, who was believed to be the woman on the other side, also denied the news and said that the voice was not hers. Sumaira termed the audio tape as fake and tweeted in support of her sister Ayla Malik, writing,
There is no other product lasting more than a year Already a small card lasting more than a year
– Sumaira Malik (@SumairaMaIikMNA) 21 December 2022