Sharmila Farooqi is a Pakistani politician who served Chief Minister of Sindh, information and media.
She is the maternal grand daughter of N M Uqaili and daughter of Usman Farooqi, who was a bureaucrat and former chairman of Pakistan Steel Mills .She is the niece of Salman Farooqi, a well-known confidante of President Asif Ali Zardari.
has emerged stronger from her time in jail when she and her mother were
detained for nine months in 1998 and 2000 after her family was accused
of corruption by the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.Her
family was extensively investigated by officers of the NAB, FIA and
harassed by officials at KESC (who would issue electricity bills worth
Rs1 million) and other government departments during Nawaz Sharif's
tenure in 1996-97.