| Faryal Talpur|
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
Asif Ali Zardari
| Hakim Ali Zardari|
| July 16, 1958 (age 57) (1958-07-16) |
President of Pakistan Peoples Party’s women wing
Asif Ali Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Hakim Ali Zardari, Azra Fazal Pechuho, Benazir Bhutto
Muhammad Hussain Zardari
Faryal Talpur Wikipedia
Faryal Talpur (Urdu: فریال تالپور; born 26 April 1958) is a Pakistani politician who is currently a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan since 2008, representing Larkana as a member of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).
Talpur was born on 26 April 1958 to Hakim Ali Zardari. She belongs to Baloch family from Nawabshah, Sindh. Faryal Talpur is the sister of Asif Zardari, the former President of Pakistan and sister-in-law of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto.
Talpur begun her political career in 1990s. She ran for the seat of National Assembly of Pakistan on Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) ticket from Nawabshah constituency (NA-160) in Pakistani general election, 1997 for the first time, but lost the election to the Pakistan Muslim League (N). In 2001, she became the Nazim of district Nawabshah in local government elections. In 2005 local government elections, she was re-elected as the mayor of Nawabshah.
After the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in 2007, she became legal guardian of children of Bhutto; Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari and Aseefa Bhutto Zardari and cusdotian of property of Bhutto in Larkana. In 2007, Talpur was considered to become a candidate of PPP for the post of President of Pakistan.
Due to mayorship of Nawabshah, she was not given a ticket by PPP to run in Pakistani general election, 2008. However later in by-elections, she was allotted a ticket by PPP to run for the seat of National Assembly home constituency of Bhutto in constituency NA-207 (Larkana-cum-Shikarpur-cum-Kambar Shahdadkot) where election was postponed due to death of Bhutto. She won in the by-elections and became member of the National Assembly for the first time. She was the central president of the women wing of PPP but reportedly she looked after almost all affairs of the PPP. Talpur is described as a tough and stubborn women.
According to a WikiLeaks diplomatic cables leak in 2009, fearing attempts on his life, then President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari told then US Ambassador to Pakistan Anne W. Patterson that in the event he was assassinated, he had instructed his son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to appoint Talpur as President of Pakistan. The diplomatic cable also revealed the remarks by then Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani who said that Talpur would make a better president than Asif Ali Zardari. She was re-elected as the member of the National Assembly of the second time in Pakistani general election, 2013 from NA-207 Larkana constituency.