Uzma Kardar is a Pakistani politician and educationist. She is a former supporter of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party in Pakistan.
Uzma Kardar was born on Sunday, 8 April 1956 (age 66 years; as in 2022) in Lahore, Pakistan. She attended Convent of Jesus and Mary, Murree School in Murree, Punjab, Pakistan. In 1976, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kinnard College for Women, Lahore.
Height (Approx): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Light Brown
Eye colour: black
Uzma Kardar is from an Arian family in Lahore, Pakistan; The Arians are a large Punjabi agricultural tribe with a strong political identity and organization found primarily in the Pakistani provinces of Punjab and Sindh. Mainly found in Pakistani provinces.
parents and siblings
There is not much information about her parents and siblings.
husband and children
Uzma Kardar is married to Tahir Hussain Kardar, a retired Pakistani army officer turned politician.
They have three children – two daughters, Aamna Kardar (owner and photographer of Aamna Kardar Makeup Studio) and Fatima Kardar (Chief Technical Advisor at Microsoft), and a son, Ahmed Kardar (Import Export Manager at PepsiCo).
Uzma Kardar follows the religion of Islam.
3-H, Model Town, Lahore
Uzma Kardar worked as Academic Coordinator at ‘Lahore Grammar School Gulberg’, Lahore from 1995 to 2018.
Uzma Kardar started her political journey in 1992 as a councilor of District Council, Lahore. On 15 August 2018, Uzma was elected as a member of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab, Pakistan from one of the seats reserved for women in the province. She was appointed as the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Gender Mainstreaming (Women Development).
Expelled from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)
Reportedly, Uzma Kardar was expelled from the Imran Khan-ruled Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party in 2020 after a controversial audio clip went viral in which she reportedly talked about the role of the military establishment in the government and commented on Prime Minister Imran Khan. and his third wife, Bushra Bibi Khan. Uzma was reportedly heard speaking about the importance of the military establishment in running the government in Pakistan and reportedly claiming that Bushra Bibi is possessed by a ‘jinn’ and decides the affairs of the Pakistan Cabinet, including the posting of senior officials. He has a lot of influence in doing this. In the controversial audio, Uzma Kardar reportedly said,
The establishment, the government and Prime Minister Imran Khan are moving together. “No government in Pakistan can run without the support of the military establishment.”
PTI released an official statement and cited ‘violation of discipline’ as the primary reason for Uzma’s expulsion.
– PTI (@PTIofficial) 5 July 2020
In contrast, Uzma Kardar claimed in an interview that a personal conversation in the leaked audio was presented in a distorted and negative manner with a fake voiceover. He said that his loyalty towards Imran Khan, his wife and the party is unquestionable. Talking about this in an interview, Uzma said,
My loyalty to my party and Prime Minister Imran Khan is unquestionable. The Chief Minister is the leader of my team and I respect him a lot. He has appreciated my work a lot.”
- According to sources, Uzma started writing several articles for Pakistani newspapers in 2008.
- She is the official media spokesperson of the Government of Punjab in Pakistan.
- Reportedly, Uzma once attended the National Security Workshop Course 20 at the National Defense University of Islamabad and secured the highest rank. He was selected to present on behalf of the batch before the then President of Pakistan.
- According to some sources, Uzma has served as a member of the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board Lahore, Kashmir Committee Punjab and Lahore College for Women University.