|The Eighth Phase – February 18, 2008 Elections & Onwards
The elections held on February 18, 2008 will always be remembered in the history of Pakistan as a major turning point. Held in the shadows of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s martyrdom, the events which followed also proved historical. Dr. Fehmida Mirza, a third-time winner from a rural general constituency in Sindh’s remote Badin district was elected with an overwhelming two-third majority as the first Woman Speaker of the House, not only in Pakistan but in the entire Muslim World. Along-with her, as many as 15 other women were also elected from the General seats.
Women Members Elected on General Seats in the National Assembly of Pakistan in 2008
Source: Library of National Assembly of Pakistan Records
The women returning on reserved seats were:
Women Members Elected on Reserved Seats in the National Assembly of Pakistan 2002-2007