Yasmeen Shah Wiki, Age, Family, Biography & More

Yasmeen Shah is a Pakistani politician who stoked controversy in February 2021 after she was found guilty of possessing a fake graduation degree and consequently was sentenced to two-year imprisonment.

Wiki/Biography

Bibi Yasmin Shah [1] was born on Tuesday, 20 June 1978 (age 45 years; as of 2023) in Karachi, Pakistan. Her zodiac sign is Gemini. Yasmeen attended Bahria University Karachi in Sindh Pakistan. For her graduation, she attended Mehran University of Engineering and Technology and the University of Karachi in Sindh, Pakistan. [2]

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 4″

Hair Colour: Dark Brown

Eye Colour: Black

 

Family

Parents & Siblings

There is not much information available about her parents or siblings.

Husband 

Yasmeen is married to Syed Ali Bux Shah aka Pappoo Shah, a politician and former provincial minister of Badin district in Sindh, Pakistan.

Yasmeen Shah’s husband, Syed Ali Bux Shah aka Pappoo Shah

Other Relative

Yasmeen’s father-in-law’s name is Syed Abdul Rasool Shah.

Religion

Yasmeen Shah follows Islam. [3]

Career

Senator

Yasmeen Shah started her political career by joining the Pakistan Muslim League- Q (PML-Q) party in 2002. She became a member of the Senate of Pakistan in 2002 as a candidate of the Pakistan Muslim League- Q (PML-Q) party for a tenure of six years.

Member of National Assembly

In the 2008 Pakistani general elections, Yasmeen contested from Constituency NA-225 (Badin-cum-Tando Muhammad Khan-II) as a candidate of the PML-Q party and was defeated by Fahmida Mirza, a candidate of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), by a margin of 64,495 votes. In 2013, she left the Pakistan Muslim League- Q (PML-Q) party and joined the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) party. In the 2013 general Pakistan elections, she re-contested from the Constituency NA-225 and again lost to Fahmida Mirza by a margin of 45,445 votes. In 2015, Yasmeen quit the Pakistan Muslim League- F (PML-F) party and joined the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).

Controversy

Guilty of possessing a fake graduation degree

In 2007, Fahmida Mirza, a Pakistani politician and the 18th Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan, and her husband, Zulfiqar Mirza, a politician, filed a petition with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and challenged the authenticity of Yasmeen Shah and her husband’s graduation degree presented while filing the nomination for the Senate elections. In November 2017, the ECP found Yasmeen guilty of possessing and presenting a fake Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) at the time she was appointed as a senator following which her senator membership was revoked, and she was ordered to return the salary and other allowances paid to her during her tenure as a member of the Senate of Pakistan. Later, the case was referred to the Badin District and Sessions Court for trial. Yasmeen denied the allegations made against her of submitting a fake graduation degree and requested the court to restore her Senate membership. On 29 March 2018, the Badin District and Sessions Court ordered the re-verification of her graduate degree and allowed her to contest the 2018 Pakistani general elections. On 17 February 2021, District and Session judge Farooq Abbasi found Yasmeen guilty of allegedly having a fake degree and sentenced her to two-year imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 50000. [4]

Facts/Trivia

  • In December 2022, an audio tape of Pakistani politician Imran Khan, indicating his sexual relations with Ayla Malik, went viral on social media in which Ayla and Imran were heard having an obscene conversation regarding Yasmeen Shah, and her husband, Syed Ali Bux Shah aka Pappoo Shah.