Thursday, December 18, 2014
Farahnaz Ispahani - A Public Policy Scholar at "The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars" 2013-2014, Former Member of Pakistan Parliament (2008-2012). Worked as Media Adviser to Co-Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party, President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari, She is the wife of Mr. Husain Haqqani- former Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States of America. She is the granddaughter of Pakistan’s first ambassador to the United States,Mirza Abol Hassan Ispahani. Her uncle, Zia Ispahani has also served as a politician and former ambassador for Pakistan. Ispahani was born in Karachi, and grew up in Karachi, Dhaka and London. She graduated from Wellesley College in Massachusetts, majoring in political science.
Farahnaz Ispahani began working for the Pakistan Peoples Party under then-Chair Former Pakistani Prime Minister Shaheed Benazir Bhutto in its media relations department.
She also worked as Pakistan National Assembly’s Member of Standing Committee on Human Rights, Foreign Affairs, Information and Broadcasting.