Begum Mahmooda Salim Khan

Pakistani politician

Begum Mahmooda Salim Khan (May 1913 – June 2007) was an early pioneer woman social activist of Pakistan, especially active in promoting women's rights and their access to better educational and health facilities. She briefly remained Pakistan's first woman cabinet minister during the General Ayub Khan regime, between 1962 and 1967,[1] before quitting politics and returning full-time to public service.

Begum Mahmooda Salim making a speech 1962

She died on 17 June 2007 aged 94 years.

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  1. "Begum Mahmooda Salim and other top 10 women achievers in Pakistan". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2014-09-28.