Senate of Pakistan

Senator Sehar Kamran (TI)

Senator Sehar Kamran (TI) Position : Senator
Party Affiliation: PPP-P
Tenure: March 2012 to March 2018

Senator Sehar Kamran (TI)

Member Senate of Pakistan

Contact: +92-306-2925507

Email: saherkamran@hotmail.com

Current Address: Apartment # 5, Block-A, Ministers Enclave, Sector F-5, Islamabad

Permanent Address: House # 83/2, near lane 12, main Khayaban-e-Sehar, Phase 7, DHA, Karachi

  • President, Centre for Pakistan and Gulf Studies (CPGS)
  • Member Senate Standing Committees on:
    Defence, Defence Production, Federal Education and Professional Training
  • Member Functional Committee on Human Rights
  • Member of Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA)
  • Leader of Standing Committee (Research and Policy Advice) of Alumni Association of National Security Workshop (AAN), National Defence University, Islamabad.

 

Senator Sehar Kamran is an elected Member of the Upper House of Parliament of Islamic Republic of Pakistan for the term 2012-2018. Senator Kamran is a distinguished educationist and philanthropist with an experience of over seventeen years in the field of education. She has a number of accomplishments to her credit. She has earned a name for herself among academicians and practitioners in areas of regional and international, defence and strategic studies. In recognition of her services to the field of Education, Social Work and for promoting Pakistan in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Senator Kamran has the honour of being awarded one of the highest National Civil Awards of Pakistan “Tamgha-e-Imtiaz” – the Medal of Excellence in recognition of her contributions.

In view of experience, contribution and passion, she has been elected to and is an active member of the Senate Standing Committee on Defence, the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Functional Committee on Human Rights and the Senate Standing Committee on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Development.

She also has the honor of being Leader of standing committee of Alumni Association of National Security Workshop (AAN). Senator Kamran started her political career in 1984 as a student leader and office-bearer of the People’s Student Federation (PSF). She continued her political struggle from the platform of the Pakistan People’s Party and has been elected Senator from the Sindh Province.

Senator Kamran has also to her credit the establishment of Centre for Pakistan and Gulf Studies, a research institute (in 2012), with a vision to contribute towards regional and international peace, harmony and security through sustainable intellectual discourse on all matters which have impact on lives of inhabitants of this region and the world at large. As the President of the institute, she has effectively contributed in streamlining the debate on international, regional and national issues of contemporary significance. 

Senator Kamran has been an eminent speaker at various national and international platforms, for social, educational and defence-related issues, and has actively participated in a number of national, regional and international conferences, seminars and workshops. These include the OIC Workshop on the Implementation of UN resolution 1624 on ‘Countering Incitement to Terrorism’, held at the OIC headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf Research Meeting of 2012 at the University of Cambridge, where she presented a paper on “Pakistan and the Gulf Region – Historical Perspective and Future Trends”; the Gulf Forum 2011 organized by the Gulf Research Council and Diplomatic Institute KSA, and the IISS annual conference on Global Strategic Review (GSR) held in Geneva in September, 2011, and a paper presentation on “Iran and GCC Intra Gulf Cooperation”, in an International Seminar on, “Crossroads Asia: Dynamics of Peace and Progress”, held at National Defence University, on 10-11 February 2015.

She has also participated in the Council of International Schools (CIS) Forum 2011 in Lisbon, Portugal; the First Education Forum of Arab Countries, Dubai in 2006 as well as many other development events. She is also a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) and the Middle East Centre for Strategic Studies (MeSc). As a member of Senate Standing Committees on Foreign Affairs and Defence; she has visited Turkey, South Korea, Germany, Belgium, Afghanistan, Iraq, Beirut, Syria, Geneva; and Scotland to participate in Track-I and Track-II dialogues. She participated at World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Public Forum and also had a talk at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). Senator Sehar has put her sincere efforts on various platforms for achieving peace and prosperity of the beloved country Pakistan.

She has a number of publications to her credit, some recent ones include: a book chapter and editing of a book on, “Rejuvenating FATA: Education as an Instrument of Change”, in Evolving Dynamics of FATA: Reflections on Transformation, Noel. I. Khokhar, Sehar Kamran, Mansoor Ahmed Abbasi and Ghani Jafar ed., National Defence University and Centre for Pakistan and Gulf Studies: September 2014 and a report on, “Pakistan and the Gulf Region: Historical Perspective and Future Trends”, CPGS August 2013.

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