Asiya Nasir, Politician, raising Paki Christians voice in higher government circles

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Asiya Nasir, Female politician

Asiya Nasir, born in Quetta city of Baluchistan province of Pakistan in 1971 was selected as Member of National Assembly on reserved Christian seats by Islamic Alliance called Muthida Majas-e-Amal MMA in 2002. She was recommended on Christian reserved seats by one Islamic Party called Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam being a component of MMA.

Asiya Nasir surfaced in limelight of Pakistani Christian politics when she delivered a speech in National Assembly of Pakistan on assassination of Federal Minority Minister Martyr Shahbaz Bhatti on March 4, 2011.

She raised questions in house representing Christians who face oppression and persecution in Muslim dominated society of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Her speech touched hearts of Christians and Muslims of Pakistan when she pointed towards the portrait of Founder of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Jinnah in Parliament and asked, “Where is your Pakistan?”

In June 2014, she raised the issue of why non-Muslims can not be elected as Prime Minister or president of the country. She also talked about the consumption of alcohol in Pakistan by both Muslims and non-Muslims.

Asiya is committed to serving Pakistani Christians and travels to areas that are even deprived of basic needs such as clean drinking water. Asiya Nisar has also featured in a documentary known as ‘The Other Half of Tomorrow’.