Biography of Faryal Talpur


Faryal Talpur is a Pakistani politician who had been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from 2008 to May 2018.

Talpur was born on 26 April 1958 to Hakim Ali Zardari. She belongs to Baloch family from Nawabshah, Sindh. Her father, Hakim Ali Zardari, was a former businessman and politician and was chief of the Zardari tribe until his death on May 24, 2011. She is the sister of Asif Zardari, the former President of Pakistan and sister-in-law of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto. She is married to Munawar Talpur and has been politically engaged with the Pakistan Peoples Party since the 1990s.

Talpur begun her political career in 1990s. She ran for the seat of National Assembly of Pakistan on Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) ticket from Nawabshah constituency (NA-160) in Pakistani general election, 1997 for the first time, but lost the election to the Pakistan Muslim League (N). In 2001, she became the Nazim of district Nawabshah in local government elections. In 2005 local government elections, she was re-elected as the mayor of Nawabshah.

After the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in 2007, she became legal guardian of children of Bhutto; Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari and Aseefa Bhutto Zardari and cusdotian of property of Bhutto in Larkana. In 2007, Talpur was considered to become a candidate of PPP for the post of President of Pakistan.

Due to mayorship of Nawabshah, she was not given a ticket by PPP to run in Pakistani general election, 2008. However, later in by-elections, she was allotted a ticket by PPP to run for the seat of National Assembly home constituency of Bhutto in constituency NA-207 (Larkana-cum-Shikarpur-cum-Kambar Shahdadkot) where election was postponed due to death of Bhutto. She won in the by-elections and became member of the National Assembly for the first time. She was the central president of the women wing of PPP but reportedly she looked after almost all affairs of the PPP. Talpur is described as a tough and stubborn women.

She was re-elected as the member of the National Assembly of the second time in Pakistani general election, 2013 from NA-207 Larkana constituency.

She was re-elected to Provincial Assembly of Sindh as a candidate of PPP from Constituency PS-10 (Larkana-I) in Pakistani general election, 2018.

Faryal Talpur was arrested by NAB officials in Islamabad on Friday June 14, 2019 in connection with a case pertaining to money laundering through fake accounts. For more latest news Pakistan, visit


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