Farzana Raja, the chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Program who is working in the capacity of the federal minister has done perhaps a blunder for her political career in the long term. She hails from a very mediocre background from a remote area of Gujar Khan and made her way to the elite of Islamabad by marrying a very influential personality, Pir Mukaram ul Haq. Now Pir Mukaramul Haq says that, Farzana Raja is asking for divorce from him and she has gone bonkers and proud after becoming minister.
Nowadays, in Islamabad Farzana Raja is considered one of the very close aides of the President Zardari, but then that is all very temporary given the nature of the Zardari and the history of the powerhouses of the Islamabad. The background, base and the clout of Farzana is equivalent to nil and once Zardari gets down or gets angry with her and she loses her chairperson ship, she will be no where.
Just to give you an idea, as why this is a blunder by the Farzana and why she should be sticking with the Pir, it is to be noted that Pir Mukaram belonges to a very influential family in Sindh. His brother is Pir Mazhar ul Haq, a bigwig in Sindh politics and he is minister of education in Sindh assembly. Then there is Zulfiqar Mirza, who is the cousin of Pir Mukarram, and Zulfiqar Mirza is very close and old friend of President Zardari. Zulfiqar Mirza’s wife, Fahmeeda Mirza is the speaker of national assembly of Pakistan. Then the son-in-law of Pir Mazhar is also MPA in Sindh and the brother of this son-in-law is also minister in Sindh.