- Zil-e-Huma Usman Shaheed
Zil-e-Huma Usman Shaheed (1975 – February 19, 2007)was a young
Pakistani woman legislatorfrom the Pakistan Muslim Leagueparty in Punjab Provincial Assemblyand a member of Punjab Assembly's cabinetas a minister for Social Welfare, who was shot to dead in Gujranwalain broad daylight on February 19, 2007, by an Islamic fanatic, Mullah Sarwar, who believed women's role in politics was un-islamic.
Her supporters have christened her a
martyrin the cause of women's rightsin Pakistan.
* [http://pakistaniat.com/2007/02/21/pakistan-minister-woman-murdered-zille-huma-usman-maulvi-sarwar/comment-page-4/ Pakistaniat-All Things Pakistan, Mad Anger: Woman Minister Murdered, February 21, 2007]
* [http://dawn.com/2007/02/21/top2.htm DAWN, Woman minister killed by fanatic, by Akram Malik, February 21, 2007]
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