Saturday, February 23, 2013

Sharmila Farooqui

Sharmila Farooqui, Adviser to Chief Minister Sindh, is not a new name to controversy. Daughter of the former Chairman of Pakistan Steel Mills, Usman Farooqi, who was a bureaucrat and close friend of President Asif Zardari, Sharmila's appointment as an adviser in October last year raised many eyebrows.The Adviser holds a Master's degree in Law and has also done an MBA.she wants to use her position in the government to serve the public and reach out to people at the grass-root level.

Sharmila has emerged stronger from her time in jail when she and her mother were detained for nine months in 1998 and 2000 after her family was accused of corruption by the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.Her family was extensively investigated by officers of the NAB, FIA and harassed by officials at KESC (who would issue electricity bills worth Rs1 million) and other government departments during Nawaz Sharif's tenure in 1996-97.

Sharmeela Farooqi is going to engage with Mr. Hasham Riaz Sheikh on 3rd March, 2013. Hasham has links with President House as well.

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