Notable Alumni LCWU /Shining Alumni Of Lahore College for Women University

Notable Alumni LCWU /Shining Alumni Of Lahore College for Women University

Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) has cultivated a legacy of excellence that extends far beyond the confines of its storied campus. It's a place where extraordinary minds are nurtured, and remarkable journeys begin. This esteemed institution has had the privilege of shaping the lives of many exceptional individuals who, as alumni, have risen to prominence in a wide array of fields, leaving an indelible mark on the world. From the realms of academia and research to public service, arts, and leadership, these distinguished alumni have harnessed their LCWU education to excel in diverse domains. Their stories are a testament to the power of knowledge and determination, each one contributing significantly to their respective fields while maintaining strong ties to their beloved alma mater. This introduction pays homage to the luminous trailblazers of LCWU, showcasing their collective brilliance, enduring dedication, and unwavering connection to an institution that has forever shaped their lives and continues to influence the world through their extraordinary contributions.

  MARIUM NAWAZ
  Marium Nawaz is a Pakistani politician and the daughter of the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif. She is known for her strong advocacy for women's rights, education, healthcare, and economic opportunities for the youth in Pakistan. Her career has seen a significant transition from philanthropic activities to formal politics. Marium Nawaz served as the Chairperson of the Prime Minister's Youth Program, where she played a key role in initiatives aimed at empowering and supporting the youth of Pakistan.
 
  SALEEMA HASHMI
  Saleema Hashmi is a well-known painter. She is the daughter of Late Faiz Ahmed Faiz. She has served as a professor in National College of Arts and for a period of four years, she was appointed as the Dean of the college. She has formerly been a Caretaker Minister at the Sethi Caretaker Ministry, and she is also contributing as an anti-nuclear weapon activist. She has been outspoken about her political views. She received Pride of Performance in 1999.
 
  YASMIN RASHID
  Dr. Yasmin Rashid is a Pakistani politician and a medical doctor known for her involvement in the field of healthcare and politics. She was the Vice-Chancellor of Fatima Jinnah Medical University in Lahore and has been a prominent figure in the healthcare sector.
 
  ZAKIA SHAHNAWAZ
  Zakia Shahnawaz Khan is a Pakistani politician who served as a member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab for an extended period from 1977 to May 2018. An agriculturist by profession, she successfully won a seat in the Punjab Assembly for the third time during the general elections of 2013. Her role in the assembly was in one of the seats reserved for women, and she made notable contributions during her political career in Punjab
 
  MS. ZEIB REHMAN
  Ms. Zeib Rehman is a prominent lawyer with a diverse range of talents. She graduated from Lahore College for Women University in the 1970s and was actively involved in sports and various societies during her college years. In addition to her legal career, Zeib Rehman is a well- known TV and film artist, adding to her versatility and influence in the cultural and legal spheres. She currently practices law and continues to make significant contributions to both fields.
 
  MRS. RAZINA ALAM
  Mrs. Razina Alam is a distinguished politician and a graduate of Lahore College for Women. Her involvement in various educational and administrative roles is noteworthy. She has served as the Higher Education Commission (HEC) nominee for the Syndicates of several prominent universities, including Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi, Hi-Tech University Taxila, and Lahore College for Women University. Additionally, she has been a member of the Senate Committee on Education, playing a crucial part in shaping educational policies and standards in Pakistan.
 
  PROF. AARFA SYEDA ZEHRA
  A former student of Lahore College for Women University, Aarfa Syeda Zehra is a Professor Emerita of History at FCCU. She is an educationist, and Urdu Language Mentor. She served as a principal in Lahore College for Women University from 1988-1989. She is also a former caretaker Provincial Minister of Punjab. She was a member of the Punjab Public Service Commission as well. Her research works include intellectual history, historical analysis and critique, human rights, and gender literature and social issues.
 
  BUSHRA MATEEN
  Dr. Bushra Mateen was a prominent figure in the field of education in Pakistan, known for her remarkable contributions to Lahore College for Women University (LCWU). Serving as the first vice-chancellor of LCWU, she played a pivotal role in advancing women's education and academic excellence. Her long-standing dedication to the institution was evident through her 13-year tenure as principal before assuming the role of vice-chancellor. Dr. Bushra Mateen's leadership and vision continue to be celebrated, as she left an indelible mark on the academic landscape, leaving a lasting legacy of empowerment and progress for women in Pakistan's education system. Her passing in April 2021 marked the end of a remarkable chapter in the history of women's education in Pakistan.
 
  TAHIRA SYED
  Tahira Syed is Pakistans famous vocalist and Television Personality. She was born to the famous vocalist Malika Pukhraj. Started singing at the age of 12, she received her classical music training from a renowned Classical vocalist, Akhtar Hussein. She is known for her expertise in the genres of Ghazal and Folk Music. She has been active since 1968, and has kept her reputation. She has often delivered speeches in Literature and Art festivals throughout her life.
 
  IFFAT OMER
  Iffat Omar is a renowned actress of Pakistan Entertainment Industry. She is a former model, and highly acclaimed artist. She has been onscreen since the late 1980s, and has held her position as a straightforward person. She has also hosted shows in her career. Iffat Omar has won numerous awards for her excellent performance
 
  ARIFA SADDIQUE
  Arifa Siddiqui is a renowned Pakistani actress and singer known for her work in television series and films. She hails from a family with strong connections to the entertainment industry. Notable members of her family include her mother, Talat Siddiqui, who was an actress, and her sister Nahid Siddiqui, a classical dancer. Arifa is also related to the famous Pakistani pop and TV singer Fariha Pervez.
 
  DR. ASMA MAMDOT
  Dr. Asma Mamdot is a well-known politician who has actively participated in both the National Assembly and the Punjab Provincial Assembly Standing Committee on Education. Her active involvement reflects her dedication to promoting female education and empowering women in Pakistan. Dr. Asma Mamdot's contributions in the field of education and her role in the legislative process have made her a significant advocate for positive change in the country.
 
  MS. ANJUM SHAMIM
  Ms. Anjum Shamim, a distinguished educationist, was a student at Lahore College in the mid-70s. During her college years, she actively participated in sports and co-curricular activities, showcasing her well-rounded educational background. Presently, she is the force behind numerous branches of Learning Alliance, a renowned school in Lahore. Her commitment to education and her ability to provide quality learning experiences have made her an influential figure in the educational sector.
 
  BUSHRA ANSARI
  Bushra Ansari, a former student of Lahore College for Women University, is a renowned actress, comedian, and song writer. In her career, she has made her mark through her versatile, and extraordinary talent. She has secured Pride of Performance in 1989 for her contributions to the Pakistani Entertainment Industry. Along with Ansari, her siblings, and other relatives are also a part of the Drama Industry of Pakistan.
 
  MS. AYESHA HAMID
  The former Head Girl of Lahore College for Women, Ms. Ayesha Hamid is a distinguished educationist and social worker. She has always devoted herself actively to the cause of promoting quality school education in Pakistan. She is one of the patrons and chairperson of OPEN.
 
  PROF. DR. IQBAL DAR
  Prof. Dr. Iqbal Dar served as the former Principal of Lahore College for Women (from 1976-1981) and played a crucial role in launching several postgraduate programs in different disciplines. She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California and has been part of a US Aid funded project for female education in the 1960s. Even after her retirement from the job, she served as a consultant at Amin Maktab, a school for special children, and as an advisor on education to the Government of Punjab, continuing her commitment to the advancement of education.
 
  DR. QUDSIA AKRAM
  Dr. Qudsia Akram, an esteemed academic and accomplished scholar in International Relations, has a notable connection with Lahore College for Women University (LCWU). She completed her B.S. (Hons) in International Relations at LCWU, laying the foundation for her academic journey. Since then, Dr. Akram has significantly advanced in her career, obtaining an M.Phil. from Quaid- i-Azam University, Islamabad, and a Ph.D. from the University of Punjab. Currently serving as an Assistant Professor at Kinnaird College for Women in Lahore, she has contributed extensively to the academic community, both through teaching and research. Dr. Akram's journey from being an alumna of LCWU to her current position highlights her dedication to education and research, showcasing her ongoing commitment to her alma mater and the broader academic landscape.
 
  PROF. DR FARHAT SALEEMI
  Professor Farhat Saleemi is a respected academic figure currently serving as a Professor of Physics at Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. With a notable presence on platforms like LinkedIn and Google Scholar, she has made significant contributions to the field of physics. Her affiliation with LCWU extends beyond teaching, as evidenced by her role as a project director at the Central Research Lab, positioning it as a focal point for research and development activities at the university. Professor Saleemi's research contributions in physics are recognized on her Google Scholar profile, and she shares her work on platforms like Academia.edu. Her enduring commitment to education and research solidifies her position as an influential figure within the academic community at LCWU.
 
  MRS. NEELAM SHAFI ALI
  Mrs. Neelam Shafi Ali is a senior bureaucrat and former federal secretary of the Government of Pakistan. Her extensive career includes service in various Federal Ministries, such as Interior, Finance, Commerce, Women Development and Youth Affairs, Culture and Sports, Production, Economic Affairs Division, and the Ministry of Defense. She has also been a council member of Lahore College for Women and has served as the editor of the college magazine, Kiran. Her career showcases her dedication to public service and governance.
 
  PROF. M.B. HASSAN
  Prof. M.B. Hassan, an educationist and former Principal of Lahore College for Women, has made significant contributions to the development of the physical infrastructure of educational institutions. She served as the Principal of Queen Mary and Islamia College for Women, and her education background includes higher education from the UK. Prof. M.B. Hassan's dedication to education has left a lasting impact on the educational facilities and opportunities in Pakistan.
 
  MRS. ROOH AFZA HAIDER
  Mrs. Rooh Afza Haider is a renowned Urdu author and cultural ambassador. Graduating with a degree in Persian from LCWU in the late 1930s, she continued to promote Pakistan's culture globally as the spouse of a diplomat and later an ambassador. Her active participation in various cultural and literary activities has made her an influential figure in the world of Urdu literature and culture.
 
  PROF. DR. IQBAL RASHEED MIAN
  Prof. Dr. Iqbal Rasheed Mian completed her FSc Pre-Medical at LCWU and went on to become a prominent gynecologist in the medical field. Her educational journey continued with higher studies in the UK, and she eventually served as a Professor of Gynaecology at King Edward Medical College. Her expertise in the field of medicine has made a significant impact on women's health and medical education in Pakistan.
 
  PROF . DR RUKHSANA DAVID
  Prof. Dr. Rukhsana David, currently serving as the Principal of Kinnaird College for Women, is an esteemed alumna of Lahore College for Women University (LCWU). With over 30 years in the field of education, her journey reflects the transformative impact of LCWU, highlighting her commitment to academic excellence. As an alumna leader, she bridges the connection between her alma mater and her role at Kinnaird College, symbolizing the university's legacy of empowering graduates to become influential figures in their respective fields.
 
  DR. SAMIA RAHEEL QAZI
  A luminary among Lahore College for Women University's esteemed alumnae, Dr. Samia Raheel Qazi is a force to be reckoned with, seamlessly blending her roots in a family steeped in history with a present marked by impactful leadership. As the daughter of the late Qazi Hussain Ahmad, a towering figure in Jamat-e-Islami, Dr. Qazi dons multiple hats from being the Chairperson of the Council of Trustees for the International Muslim Women Union (IMWU) at the United Nations to serving as an International Ambassador for Al-Khidmat Foundation Pakistan. With a literary portfolio boasting 12 published books and a stint as a Member of the National Assembly in Pakistan, Dr. Qazi's journey is a tapestry of diversity and influence. She unveils the layers of her upbringing in a scholarly and politically engaged family, recounts her political ventures, and navigates the delicate dance between household duties and groundbreaking work. Dr. Qazi also shares her captivating vision for the moral, spiritual, and intellectual resurgence of Muslim youth, reflects on the dynamic evolution of Jamat-e-Islami, and warmly reminisces about her father, Qazi Hussain Ahmad. Throughout, Dr. Qazi's unwavering commitment to faith, family, and societal betterment radiates, painting a portrait of a life dedicated to service and enlightenment.
 
  DR. TAHIRA AZIZ MUGHAL
  Dr. Tahira Aziz Mughal is a highly accomplished academic and researcher, prominently associated with Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) in the Department of Environmental Science. Holding the position of a Full Professor and also serving as the Chairperson of the Environmental Science Department, Dr. Mughal has made significant contributions to various fields, particularly in pharmacognostical evaluation, physiochemical analysis, and the utilization of natural resources for diverse applications
 
  DR. HUMALA KHALID
  Dr. Humala Khalid is a professor at Lahore College for Women University and currently serves as an adviser for the Education Board of Tahzebul Akhlaq Trust since August 2011. Previously, she held the position of Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Islamic and Oriental Learning from November 2006 to October 2011. In addition, Dr. Khalid worked as a Program Officer for Social and Human Sciences at UNESCO Islamabad from December 2002 to June 2005. She earned her Doctor of Education (Ph.D) in Gender, Education, and Development from the Education University of London in 1983-1997 and her Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Educational Psychology in 1984-1985.