LAHORE – Batool Janjua is a new-elected Member of the Punjab Assembly (MPA) from Kallar Syedan, a tehsil in the Rawalpindi District in Punjab.
Batool is associated with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and she was elected MPA on a seat reserved for women earlier this month. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) notified her membership of the Punjab Assembly on July 7, 2022.
A founding member of the Insaf Students Federation (ISF) and a clinical psychologist by profession, Batool recently shared a picture of herself from her Nikah ceremony, which was held a year ago.
Batool, who is very active on social media and has 60,000 followers on micro blogging site Twitter alone, captioned her picture from her Nikah day as: “A year ago I said Qabool hai, Qabool hai, Qabool hai wearing my ammis shadi ka duppata.”
— Batool Janjua (@BatoolJanjua) July 23, 2022
What her fans, followers and supporters liked the most about her picture was the fact that she was wearing on her Nikah day the shawl that her mother wore on her big day.
A member of PTI’s Central Executive Council and a close friend of former federal minister for climate change Zartaj Gul Wazir, Batool tied the knot with a man named Fahim a few months ago.
Batool shared some photos from her wedding festivities on the photo sharing site Instagram. She wrote, “My MAYUN arrangement at our house.”
Batool, who introduces herself as a social and human rights activist, belongs to Sultan Khel village and is the daughter of local politician Raja Zain Janjua.
She joined the PTI when she was just 17, according to her father, and her association with the Imran Khan-led PTI has grown stronger over the years.
: نَصْرٌ مِّن اللَّهِ وَفَتْحٌ قَرِيبٌ pic.twitter.com/Z2QPy8Xi2Q
— Batool Janjua (@BatoolJanjua) July 22, 2022
Sharing her future plans in an earlier interview, her father said Batool wanted to do legislation to ensure that every woman gets her share in inheritance. She also wants to play an effective role in elimination of violence and hatred against women in rural areas of Pakistan.