Faryal Akhter Brohi:Her Story of Struggle from Social Work to PoliticsInterview bySheikh Javed Ali Sindhi
Could you please tell us about your Biography?
I was born on 17
July 1980 at a small village Muhammad Usman Brohi, taluka Miro Khan District Larkana,Sindh. My father Abdul Karim Brohi had been associated with Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for last manydecades. Presently he is Finance Secretary of PPP District Kamber-Shahdadkot. While my mother Bibi MariyamBrohi is a housewife. I have 3 brothers and 4 sisters. Raheem Bux Brohi, my grandfather was a poor farmer. He belonged to Lehri family of Brahui (Brohi) tribe. A century ago our ancestors had migrated from Kachhi-Gandava Blaochistan and settled down in Kamber area, Sindh.
What is your qualification?
I have got Master’s Degree in Economics from Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Sindh in 2007. These daysI’m doing LLB from Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Law College Larkana.
What inspired you to start doing social activities?
As I was an educated girl so I used to take part in minor social activities within my family and relatives. Myfather was the first person who provided education to his sons and daughters from our all relatives. It’s why Iwas inclined with my father’s political activities. When District Kamber-Shahdadkot was formed in December 2004 Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto ordered party to organize a new set up for this newly created district. She alsoasked party workers to encourage their family members for different designations. Seeing my bent of mind for social activities, my father advised me to come forward and I started my services as a worker for PPP.
What’s your designation in Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)?
I’m President of Pakistan Peoples Party (Ladies Wing) for District Kamber-Shahdadkot, Sindh from 2004onwards.
How did you come to know that you have Politics in you?
My interest in politics began when I met Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto at Naundero House in 2007. There I wasintroduced to her first time. She bestowed her love and affection upon me. She also said that she is happy to seea young girl on the designation of president ship. In the last of this meeting she said to me ‘thank you verymuch’. Listening these words I felt myself on the top of world.
How many times did you meet Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto in person?
I met Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto five times on different occasions but I could talk to her only for 2 times. I gotanother opportunity to meet Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Sahiba when she came to Larkana during electioncampaign in late 2007.At that time I made her request for MPA Seat from our district. She ensured me for this but unfortunately she was assassinated very soon in Rawalpindi on 27
December 2007. In this way her promiseremained unfulfilled.
How would you define Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s Personality?
I have no words to define her personality but I would like to say that she was a brave, committed and a patriotdemocrat. Her father Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto gave voice to people of Pakistan while she introduced ‘women politics’ in our country. She struggled to empower women on all forums throughout her life.