PML(N) Made this Matric Pass Lady Their Minister for Higher Education

In a rather unique event, Punjab government made this graceful lady, Mrs. Zakia Shah Nawaz Khan, the minister for higher education in Punjab. But the problem is, she’s never studied beyond matriculation.

According to the government website, the lady never received any higher education, making it one of the most ironic steps undertaken by the government in the history of Pakistan. She has been on duty since 2016 at least.

Take a look at the image below:

Not only was the lady the Minister for higher education in Punjab, she was also the minister for Population Welfare and Environment Protection.

And Now They are Hiding it!

After the news made it to social media, the Punjab government has been trying to hide the fact. So they have removed Higher Education Ministry from Mrs. Zakia’s profile to ease things up. Here’s the live link available.

Screen-grab taken today (Feb 10th, 2017)

However, unfortunately for PML(N), there’s a service available that keeps record of almost every web page on internet.

You can go and check history of the Punjab Government website’s achieve from August 16th, 2016 and see the wonder yourself by clicking this link.

Screen-grab from Archive.org from August 16th, 2016

None of the government officials have made any comments regarding the matter nor has there been any press release.

Zakia Shah Nawaz Khan also has not made a public appearance since this news went viral on the social media.

Zakia Shah Nawaz Khan belongs to Isa Khel, Mianwali. She is affiliated with PML(N) and is an MPA of the Punjab Assembly.

Her bio says that she studied at St. Denys School Murree and Queen Marry College, Lahore. Previously, her father and two brothers have also held the office as an MPA.

He is the Editor at ProPakistani.


  • wah meray pakistan. Tera Allah hi hafiz hai.

    • Rafe Husain

      Three A’s run pak.
      America takes care of politicos
      Army takes care of itself
      Allah takes care of rest

    • Ali Salman

      Writer wrote this article in haste (now very common on ProPakistani), she is advisor not minister.

      God forbid if Imran Khan is the next prime minister, what is his qualification? Bachelors from UK ? How many masters and PhD from UK are teaching in Universities of Islamabad and does someone see how ‘qualified’ are they? So best one for this job should be a professor ? What professors/PhDs have achieved in Pakistan so far? Any research work at least?

      If writer mentions that due to this appointment Punjab is behind other provinces would be more helpful. What I understand that more qualified people should run government offices, so PM should be a PhD? or masters at least ?

      itacec. org/document/gaw/Zakia_Shah_Nawaz_story.pdf

      Once a king asked for an opinion on an issue from his cabinet members, a young man present there tried to give his opinion interrupting an old minister, king gave young man a shut up call saying “let more mature and intelligent people speak”. Young man replied “if maturity comes with age then this old minister would have replaced you”. You can relate that story with story mentioned here.

      An advisor qualified in Higher Education Management would be more suitable for this job, not even an MBA, Engineer, Doctor, or PhD if one disagrees with my point.

      • aamir7
      • Ishtiaq

        Lou ji agaya Sharif Manjan wala!

      • Gemini

        Abay dhakan itna tatti kartay kyu ho k phir paani kam par jaye usko chupanay k liye laantiyo. Sharam phir bhi nahi aye gi tum patwariyo ko.

      • Gemini

        Usoolan tu specific ministry k specialist ko hee minister hona chahye jaisay environmental studies wala koi PHD utha lo Environment ki ministry k jissay at least pata tu ho k karna kya hai. Phir education ministry bhi koi professor ya PhD hee chala sakta hai jissay at least idea ho education ki alignment bay ka. Jahan Dekho tattoo Bharti karna nahi choray he.

      • Aman Sarwar

        Wah bc kitni khoobsurat tarikay se chawal mari

      • Salman Qureshi

        Dude.. how can an illiterate person solve the issues faced by Academia, research and in general day to day administration. Did you fell head first somewhere?

      • Rao Rizwan

        Patwari har jaga pouch jate hain

      • Bhai dihari kitni lagate ho?

      • Muhammed Ovais Alam

        Bhai kaise krletay ho itni ghulami?

      • Rashid

        Another shameless Patwari. Always blaming propakistani.

    • Ishtiaq

      Yeh Quaid ka Pakistan nahi Gullu Butt ka Pakistan hai aur quom ko Mubarak ho Gullu Butt bhi baizat bari ho chuka hai kyuin k woh masoom sabit huwa. Us pe lagaye gaye saray ilzaam waisay hi jhoothay sabit huwey jaisay k nawaz sharif pe dhandli k aur mulk ko lootnay k.

  • Rao Rizwan

    Nawaz shareef and their ministers only need deploma in how to do corruption without been caught, and in case if someone find out then provide a letter to prove innocence

    • Umair Chaudhry

      LOL…. Agreed with you but the fact is that you also need Diploma to write Diploma correctly.

      • waqar hussain

        I think he wrote it right. Dep-Loma

  • Taha Najam

    > Previously, her father and two brothers have also held the office as an MPA.

    So ministry, and being opulent on tax money no doubt, is basically a family trade. This is textbook example of being born with a silver spoon in mouth. Today, countless doctors and engineers are sitting jobless, while these aristocrats have a seat in the Assembly waiting for them after matriculation. Screw this democracy.

    • FuriousNinja

      And the action of hiding that ‘additional charge of higher education’ has been done to do what? To justify all the other positions she’s holding? With the degree of matriculation at her disposal she shouldn’t be given any charge at all !!! This fiasco by the government just makes it seem like that they are justifying that she can hold all other positions with matriculation except that one which social media pointed out.

  • Intzar Hussain

    Ya Rab……….. es Pakistan ko bacha liy ab

  • Ishtiaq

    In case of Panam-Nawaz disqualification, PML-N is thinking to make Gullu butt next PM as he’s only one suitablen fit to carry nawaz’s legacy.

  • Naru-hudo

    i don’t know how to describe my feelings to this sh!t PMLN is doing.
    dilkartahaiharjahilkmoopeekdandabarsadon

  • Fasih Ali Khan

    Quite expected from PML(N) the thugs clan!

    • samad khan

      Yeah you are right.

  • Tayyab

    I will never understand when govt’s decision to appoint “matric pass” is damning to some people, why they need to go ahead and further sensationalize it by claiming it that govt is hiding it. In this age of google you can easily find that she was replaced months ago.

    “Rana Mashhood quit the portfolio of higher education on March 29 and remained the minister for school education. Zakia Shahnawaz then took charge of the higher education ministry. In November, the portfolio was given to Syed Raza Ali Gillani.”

  • Umair Chaudhry

    Meanwhile, thousands of highly qualified are roaming job less in this country.

    • Ishtiaq

      Because they don’t carry post qualifications of Gullucracy n corruptionism, and neither they have sharifalized degree from Panama.

  • PK Ne Sahi Kaha tha
    Parhai K Liye Class Nahi Bus Uniform Change Karo Or Pharty Rahu
    Madam Ne Usi Par Amal Kiya
    Par Ye Bholl Gayi Bina Registration k Certificate Nahi Milta Bus

    • Adeel

      Bhai ye Ranchod Das Chaancharh ne kaha tha ?

  • Ye Bik Gayai Hai Gormint :
    Such Main
    PK Hai !

  • Shahid Iqbal Butt

    If she is matric Pass of 1960s then she is better todays Masters.

    • waqar hussain

      Aisy Kaisy? Kadi school gye o?

  • MUSTAFA

    AIKKKKKK WARIIII FHIRRRR SHEEEEEEERRRRRRRRR

  • Sadiq Qureshi

    aap loag bhe har cheez ko negative lay letay ho, matric pass lady ho higher education minister isleay mian sahab nay lagaya hay woh highly educated nahin hay isleay us k pas higher education ki qaddar bhe hay aur in ki wazarat main bohat taraqqi ho gee. patwari logic ;)

  • Azeem Ahmed

    It is a good thing at least she is a matriculate otherwise number of politicians who remained on ministers portfolios in past had no even the primary education. We are ruled by the sardars, waderas, chaudhrys and these people do not get education but spend the whole life in European countries where they spend a luxurious life…. When they fed up from that society they come Pakistan and here they rule us…

  • Sher Shah

    PML(N) always surprises the nation by taking extraordinary measures. ha ha.

  • Akhtar Ali Shah

    ONE MORE ” KAARNAMA ” OF PMLN(PERFECT MONEY LAUNDERING NETWORK), WITH THE MESSAGE FOR ” QAUM ” ” KAR LO JO KARNA HAI “. ANY ONE DEFENDING THIS , MUST BE ” NUTS ” AND ” OUT OF HIS MIND “

  • Talal

    Aadil Shadman claims to be the “engineer” while looking at the grammatical errors and spelling mistakes in his articles, he is more like a clown of ProPakistani to amuse readers.

  • Imam Bux

    Some can’t get 6 band in IELTS and become minister. Come up with new things.

  • Carl

    Lol ! every thing is possible in Nooonistan and shareefistan. what a merit based position ! hats off to NON League

  • BioSchok

    “Matric Pass” is not a right term technically or as per colloquial English language. @Author , what is your academic qualification ?
    btw can u dig deeper if she is Faqeeh of Islam ? (but then again, leave it, I doubt that, since she is in bed with “demoncrazy/DemocRats/Tawagheet” ppl .

  • Fahad J

    nice, pata nahi main ne itni purhai kyu ke, chorian kerta dakkay dalta corruption kerta 6 mahenay saal jail rehta thori se maar khata aur phir MNA, MPA ya PM CM lag jata….

  • She has diploma in servicing of Pml n that why he is at this stage