These leaders discuss how policies emphasizing individual
human security must be integrated with more traditional approaches to state
security. Panelists unveil their plans to cooperate across cultures, regions,
religions, generations, forms of governments, and the public and private
sectors to advocate for these policy changes. In conjunction with Women Leaders
Syeda Sughra Imam Member of Parliament, Provincial Assembly of Punjab, Pakistan
Syeda Sughra Imam participated in the World Leaders Forum event, Security in the 21st Century: Women Leaders and Global Challenges, in September 2006.
Syeda Sughra Imam, daughter of Syed Fakhar Imam, was born on November 14, 1972 in Lahore, and graduated in 1994 from Harvard University, USA. After graduation, she worked at the US based foreign policy think tank, the Council on Foreign Relations, New York, and as a consultant to the UNDP and other NGOs. She served as Chairperson, Zila Council, Jhang during 1998-99, and has been elected as Member Provincial Assembly of the Punjab in General Elections 2002. She was appointed Minister for Social Welfare on 24 November 2003 and resigned on 18 June 2004. She belongs to a well known political family. Her mother, Syeda Abida Hussain, remained Member Punjab Assembly during 1972-77, Member National Assembly during 1985-88, 1988-90, 1990-93, 1997-99, and also served as Federal Minister; her father remained Member, National Assembly during 1985-88, 1990-93, and 1997-99; and also served as Speaker, National Assembly during 1985-86.