Zil-e-Huma Usman Shaheed

Zil-e-Huma Usman Shaheed

Zil-e-Huma Usman Shaheed (1975 – February 19, 2007)was a young Pakistani woman legislator from the Pakistan Muslim League party in Punjab Provincial Assembly and a member of Punjab Assembly's cabinet as a minister for Social Welfare, who was shot to dead in Gujranwala in 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 martyr in the cause of women's rights in Pakistan.

References

* [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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