PTI Candidate in By-Elections 2013 NA-71 (Mianwali-I)
Elections 2013 : Ayla Malik is PTI candidate from NA-71 (Mianwali-I) in the coming bye-elections.
Ayla Malik is a bold, energetic, confident and indeed a charismatic political activist of today’s Pakistan that has been desperately craving for a change in social, political and economic landscape.
She is optimistic about Pakistan’s future; however, she believes that a drastic change in the existing political system is inevitable to make it a more peaceful, prosperous and progressive country. She has high hopes with the educated and pro-active young generation of Pakistan, which as per her observations can play a vital role to bring a positive change in the country’s unjust system.
Hailing from a widely known political dynasty Ayla Malik is one of the granddaughters of Nawab of Kalabagh who had been the governor of West Pakistan. Her Father Malik Allah Yar Khan remained member of parliament. Her elder sister Sumaira Malik is also an elected member of national assembly. She is also the niece of former Pakistan president Sardar Farooq Ahmed Khan Leghari. Her first cousin Nawabzada Malik Amad Khan son of Nawabzada Malik Muhammad Asad Khan remained state minister for foreign affairs in the cabinet of former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani
Born in South Punjab’s district Mianwali, Ayla Malik received her early education from Esena foundation Lahore and did her General Certificate of Secondary Education (O-Level) from Froebel’s International School Islamabad. She did her Bachelor’s degree from Islamabad College for Girls (ICG) where she studied English Literature, Journalism and Sociology. Later, she went to abroad for further studies and graduated in Economics from Moscow State University.
Ayla Malik had recently joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led by Imran Khan. With a view to serve the masses, she formally joined practical politics in 1998 and had been an active member of Farooq Leghari-led Millat Party. She served as Deputy Secretary General of Millat Party and was an MNA from the platform of the National Alliance from 2002 to 2007. Used political funds for Development Projects in District Mianwali Punjab and district Bolan and Jhal Magsi, Balochistan. Member of Standing Committees of the National Assembly of Pakistan on Water & Power and Education. Served as Member Export Promotion Board, Ministry of Commerce. Participated in the National Security Workshop 2004 at the National Defense University. Three month diploma course on issues of National Security.
Conducted a Current Affairs program by the name of “Situation Room with Ayla Malik” on Dunya News. Dunya News is one of the leading channels of Pakistan. This program was telecasted twice a week.
Ayla Malik is hopeful that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf under the dynamic leadership of Imran Khan would bring a positive change in the country that has been facing daunting challenges both at internal as well as international level. She believes that there is a dire need to put an end to the conventional and heredity politics being practiced in the country.
PTI’s emergence on the political horizon she says is a healthy and welcome development. PTI with a hardworking honest leadership and a clear vision will change the destiny of Pakistan and usher in an era where there is rule of law, justice and equality for all.
About youth of Pakistan
She reckons the youth that comprises more than 55% of the total population of Pakistan as an asset for the country. Acknowledging the power of youth she regards the young generation as key agents for socio-political change. The youth of Pakistan she believes is politically mature than ever before.
CEO of AM Concepts; an advertising agency and PR firm. She is the President of SPEECH; a non-government, non-profit and non-political organization. Recognized by National and International agencies including UNDP and Government of Pakistan, working in the sectors of education, skill development of school teachers, healthcare and techno-economic uplift of communities and flood-relief. President Federal Rifle Association. Member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
My heart goes out for the poor and downtrodden especially the less privilege women of my country. To empower the women folk economically is my dream and I have been working on this project and would Insha-Allah contribute more in the future.
I am presently working on a campaign that every woman has a right to vote for the candidate of her choice. It is very important to create this awareness amongst the rural women of Pakistan and ensure that they go out and cast a vote on polling day. I’m expected to contest upcoming elections from my home constituency (NA 71), and hopefully I will raise the issue of women empowerment in the National Assembly as well as the party level.
Problems of Pakistan:
As a political analyst Miss Malik’s observation is that corruption, lawlessness, inequality and unjust system are the biggest issues of Pakistan.
Message: It is high time that the people of the country all and sundry should come forward and vote for a change, as change in the existing unjust and corrupt system is a must to pull the nation out of the quagmire of uncertainty and economic meltdown.
As a teenager, I was greatly impressed by the former British premier Margaret Thatcher. Inspirational poet and poetry: Dr. Alama Iqbal,(Muhaba mujay unn jawanooun say hay --- ju daltay hain Sitaroon pa kamband)
Role Model: A lot of people in Pakistan have been doing social work but I like Eidi as he has really been doing an excellent job. Secondly, a remarkable job has been done by Imran Khan by establishing Showkat Khanam Cancer Hospital and NUML University in Mianwali is noteworthy.
Mother Tongue: Punjabi/Saraiki. Miss Malik is basically multilingual and is well versed with local, regional and foreign languages including (English, Russian, Urdu, Baloochi, Pashtoo, Punjabi, Saraiki)
Shooting, hunting, reading, playing, horse riding
Favourite Game: Tennis
Favourite Cricketer: Imran Khan, Waseem Akram, Shahid Afridi
Favourite Pakistani Leader: Bhutto Sahib was an ideal leader, but General (retired) Ayub Khan’s rule signaled an era of economic prosperity for the people of Pakistan.
Qualities of leadership
A leader is somebody you look up to, the one who should have the capability to lead the nation.
Leisure time activities: Watching movies, reading Magazines and journals
Places of interest
Geneva and Northern areas of Pakistan
The countries she admires:
Ayla Malik is hugely impressed by China’s robust and fast growing economy and its stable political system. However, she likes Turkey as well and appreciates their political wisdom particularly their art of blending Islam and secularism.
Profile at a Glance
Name: Ayla Malik
Father’s name: Allahyar Khan
Zodiac Sigh: Libra
Date of Birth: 6th October 1970
Issues: Two daughters
Likes Pakistani food (specially Biryani)
Pets she likes: Horses.