Hina Pervaiz Butt, Member Punjab Assembly (MPA) from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), has opened up about her divorce, being a single mother and how she became a politician.

Hina shared a video on her Instagram telling her story, “Every vital voice is an ordinary voice to start with. My voice was no different.  Like many women, I fantasised about a ‘living happily ever after’ fairytale based on an ideal marriage. But this was not to be. I ended up a single mother in a culture that considers divorce a taboo and fails to provide a support system for someone who has gone through it.”

“I saw my world falling down like a house of cards. But with great despair comes great strength. I felt an energy in me, and I knew I needed to channelise it into something productive,” she added.


“I decided to complete my studies, and after getting a degree in business administration, I took the entrepreneur route and started a fashion business. At no point in my life had I thought that I would be a working woman, but here I was running a brand that gained prominence in very little time,” Hina added.

Talking about her political career, Hina said, “So I ventured into a field beyond my wildest imagination: politics. A place where my voice can actually make a difference. I got elected as a member of our provincial assembly and contributed to legislation for women’s empowerment and protection.”

“Getting here was tough. Being in politics added to my credentials, but now I am on the receiving end of patriarchal hate not only from opposing parties but sadly, sometimes from my very own people.”

The Current interviewed Hina Pervaiz Butt in 2019 in which she talked about attending jalsas with Maryam Nawaz, fashion and her famous resolutions.