The Second Phase – 1962 Constitution

The second Constitution, proclaimed in 1962 provided for a National Assembly, consisting of 156 indirectly elected Members, including 6 seats for women — 3 each for both wings of the State. These were:

 Women Members on Reserved Seats in the National Assembly of Pakistan 1962- 1965

Sr. No.NameConstituency
1Begum Roquyya AnwarEast Pakistan
2Begum Serajunnessa ChoudhuryEast Pakistan
3Begum Shamsun Nahar Mahmood,East Pakistan
4Begum Mujjeebun Nisa Muhammad AkramWest Pakistan
5Begum Khadeja G. A. KhanWest Pakistan
6Begum Zari SarfarazWest Pakistan

Source: Library of  National Assembly of Pakistan Records

In addition to the above six, one woman each managed from the both wings to get herself elected from the general seats through the electoral college of its respective province. These were:

 Women Members Elected from General Constituencies in the National Assembly of Pakistan1962- 1965

Sr. No.NameConstituency
1Begum Zohra AzizLayalpur, West Pakistan
2Begum Hamida Mohammad AliBogra, East Pakistan

Source: Library of  National Assembly of Pakistan Records

However, none of them was ever given any ministerial position or appointed as Parliamentary Secretaries.

The trend of restricting women to mere reserved seats and to no other parliamentary or governmental position was continued in the next Assembly in 1965, created under this Constitution. The six women in the new Assembly were:

 Women Members on Reserved Seats in the National Assembly of Pakistan 1965- 1969

Sr. No.NameConstituency
1Mrs. Mariam Hashimuddin AhmadEast Pakistan
2Begum Dolly AzadEast Pakistan
3Begum Razia FaizEast Pakistan
4Begum Mujjeebun Nisa Muhammad AkramWest Pakistan
5Begum Khadeja G. A. KhanWest Pakistan
6Begum Zari SarfarazWest Pakistan

Source: Library of  National Assembly of Pakistan Record