Ms. Kashmala Tariq was born in Lahore on January 24, 1972.
Her educational background includes graduation from Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore in 1991; followed by an LL.B from Punjab University Law College in 1996 and LL.M from London School of Economics, U.K in 1999.
Leadership qualities are something innate in her. Throughout her academic career she had been a ‘guiding light’ for her peers. Her records prove that the name ‘Kashmala’ always signified confidence and courage. She has been leading from the front, always. Kashmala Tariq, confident lass at Kinnaird, finally made it to Punjab University for her LLB, where she won a merit scholarship in 1992. After completing her LLB, she did her LLM from London School of Economics (LSE), UK in 1999. At LSE she remained the President of the LSE Students’ Union between 1998 and 1999. Being an active student member at LSE, her leadership abilities blossomed and became more fine and unique. She learnt new ways of dealing with multi-ethnic and multi-cultural groups of people. This gave her a new insight, which is probably unique to her.
Political Career from Student Politics
Politics has been her passion, right from the very beginning. She was Secretary General of an Environmental NGO (Sath) from 1992 to 1995;
President Of PSF 1993 - 1995
She has served as President of the Peoples Students Federation (PSF) from 1993 to 1995. Her stay at Punjab University made her well-versed with the political maneuverings and trends prevalent in Pakistan.This exposure made her street-wise and helped her to go a long way in her political struggle,
London School of Economics, U.K TO Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf, UK
Later in life, at LSE she was able to lead the LSE Students’ Union – an honor for Ms. Kashmala Tariq, indeed. During her stay at LSE, she developed her political affiliations with ‘Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf – Imran Khan’s brain child’. For two long years i.e. 1998 – 2000, she remained ‘Chief Organizer – Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf UK’.
Her political career did start in her student life, but she joined mainstream politics when she was in UK and became Chief Organizer of PTI. However, her affiliations with Imran Khan could not last long. On her return to Pakistan, she joined PML (Q). As of today, Ms. Kashmala shares her political school of thought with PML (Q). Ms. Kashmala is known as a staunch supporter of General Pervez Musharraf. She was also one of the few legislators, who met President George W Bush on his trip to Pakistan in March, 2007. Ms. Kashmala Tariq has also gained the trust of the PML-Q leaders for her unflinching support to the regime of President Pervez Musharraf, on TV talk shows and on the floor of the National Assembly.
Member of Treasury Benches
As member of treasury benches She did great zeal of work .her dedication and hard work resulted in historical amendments in Hudood ordinance.Her efforts for empowering women is highly appreciated by females of Pakistan.
Her Areas of Legislative Interests Include:
- Women Development
- Law Membership of National Assembly Committees
- Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Human rights
- Standing Committee on Finance and Revenue
- Standing Committee on House and Library