Uzma Kardar is a Pakistani politician and educationist. She is a former supporter of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party in Pakistan.
Uzma Kardar was born on Sunday, 8 April 1956 (age 66 years; as of 2022) in Lahore, Pakistan. She studied at the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Murree school in Murree, Punjab, Pakistan. In 1976, she pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree at the Kinnaird College for Women in Lahore.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Light Auburn
Eye Colour: Black
Uzma Kardar belongs to an Arian family in Lahore, Pakistan; Arian is a large Punjabi agricultural tribe with a strong political identity and organisation found mainly in the Pakistani provinces of Punjab and Sindh. found mainly in the Pakistani provinces.
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about her parents and siblings.
Husband & Children
Uzma Kardar is married to Tahir Hussain Kardar, a Pakistani retired army officer-turned-politician.
She has three children – two daughters, Amna Kardar (Owner and Photographer at Amna Kardar Makeup Studio) and Fatima Kardar (Chief Technical Advisor at Microsoft), and a son, Ahmad Kardar (Import Export Manager at PepsiCo).
3-H, Model Town, Lahore
Uzma Kardar worked as an Academic Coordinator at the ‘Lahore Grammar School Gulberg’ in Lahore from 1995 to 2018.
Uzma Kardar started her political journey in 1992 as a Councillor of the District Council, Lahore. On 15 August 2018, Uzma was elected as the Member of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab, Pakistan from one of the seats reserved for women in the province. She was appointed as the chairperson of the Standing Committee on Gender Mainstreaming (Women Development).
Expelled From Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)
Reportedly, Uzma Kardar was expelled from Imran Khan ruled – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party in 2020 days after a controversial audio clip went viral in which she allegedly spoke about the role of the military establishment in the government and commented on Prime Minister Imran Khan and his third wife, Bushra Bibi Khan. Uzma was purportedly heard speaking about the importance of military establishment in running the government in Pakistan and allegedly claiming that Bushra Bibi possesses ‘jinn’ and has a great influence in deciding the matters of the Pakistan Cabinet, including the postings of senior officials. Uzma Kardar, in the controversial audio, allegedly said,
The establishment, the government and Prime Minister Imran Khan are going hand-in-hand. No government in Pakistan can be run without the support of the military establishment.”
The PTI released an official statement and mentioned a ‘violation of discipline’ as the primary reason for Uzma’s expulsion.
— PTI (@PTIofficial) July 5, 2020
In contrast, Uzma Kardar, in an interview, claimed that a personal conversation was presented in a distorted and negative way with a fake voiceover in the leaked audio. She added that her loyalty to Imran Khan, his wife, and the party is unquestionable. While talking about it in an interview, Uzma said,
My loyalty with my party and Prime Minister Imran Khan is unquestionable. The chief minister is the leader of my team and I hold him in high regard. He has been very appreciative of my work.” The News International
- According to sources, Uzma started writing many articles for Pakistani newspapers in 2008.
- She is the official media spokesperson of the Punjab Government in Pakistan.
- Reportedly, Uzma once attended National Security Workshop Course 20 at National Defence University, Islamabad and secured the highest position. She was selected to make a presentation on behalf of the batch in front of the then President of Pakistan.
- As per some sources, Uzma has served as a member of the Punjab Curriculum & Textbook Board Lahore, Kashmir Committee Punjab, and Lahore College for Women University.