Islamabad, January 4: According to media reports four women, Shireen Fatima, Sadia Danish, Khadija Khan and Kulsoom Farman, have been interviewed at the president house here in Islamabad, by Rukhsana Bangash. However, according to sources Fauzia Saleem Abbas, ex member of NALA, is the favorite candidate for the top slot.
Three of the women interviewed are highly educated, having backgrounds in the NGO sector, lacking political experience and exposure. Shireen Fatima and Sadia Danish were recently selected as member of GBLA on reserved seats for women.
Sadia Danish, Gilgit city, came to the political front after death of her husband, Danish, a PPP Jiyala. Since then she has ably managed the women wing of PPP.
Shireen Fatima, Ghangche, got membership of GBLA as compensation of the death of her brother at the Karsaz Bombing of BB’s procession, two years ago. She has worked in the First Micro Finance Bank.
Khadija Khan, Gojal – Hunza, is currently working as head of AKESP, Gilgit – Baltistan.
Kulsoom Farman, Skardu, has worked for the AKRSP.
Fauzia Saleem Abbas is a highly influential figure in Islamabad, having contacts at the higher levels. She recently contested elections on PML – Q ticket, but could not win.
Meanwhile, the CM told reporters at Lahore airport yesterday that name of the governor would be announced in a week’s time.