Ayesha Gulalai Wazir was born in Pakistan’s South Waziristan, the tribal area on Pak-Afghan border famous for having been a stronghold of the Taliban. This area is ultraconservative especially for girls & women, & in the absence of girls’ education & women rights, at age 7, Ayesha Gulalai vowed to change the miserable condition of the girls & women & empower them. She took her inspiration from her revolutionary & free-thinker father who encouraged her ambition to fight for her area & country like Joan of Ark. In an area where girls/women were confined to four walls, Ayesha broke free from the shackles of those ultraconservative cultural norms by speaking up in public in local tribal jirgas (local tribal elders’ council), madrassahs, mosques, boys’ schools & colleges talking about women rights, human rights , democracy, importance of education, eradication of drugs & gun culture, environmental pollution, child Labour, growing population,etc. At the age of 9, she won best debator competition on World Population Day in Islamabad. She, at the age of 16, became first ever female chairperson, Tribal Union of Journalists. She started her political career in 2006 from the platform of Benezir Bhutto’s Pakistan Peoples Party & was appointed Chief Coordinator FATA. She became the 1st female from the tribal belt who took out a big protest rally for human rights, political & media freedom in khyber agency for which she was detained. In 2012, she joined Imran Khan’s political party & got elected as party’s central vice president in intra-party elections. In 2013, she got elected to the parliament of Pakistan becoming 1st ever female member from the taliban-stricken Waziristan. She received the “Voice of Hope Award” from the Economic Club of Canada, & represented Pakistan in the Commonwealth Parliamentary delegation, London. Speaking up on women facing sexual harassment by her party leadership, she parted ways with her party in August 2017 & did a press conference to bring awareness on sexual harassment in the country where women hardly dare to speak about the issue but they are taught to hide to stay respectable in the society. Luckily soon after, the global #MeeToo and #Time Up movements gave more strength to her stance which encouraged many more women to come forth. She formed her own political party in May 2018, namely Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Gulalai(PTIG) & vowed to effectively represent the poor & middle class of Pakistan, the women & youth whom the three big political parties had failed to represent. Her party has fielded 16 candidates from across Pakistan for the 2018 General Elections to the national parliament & provincial assemblies encouraging women to take part in electoral & political process. PTIG is a political party formed by a woman & believes in women empowerment giving them political representation from top to grass roots.PTIG is the 1st political party in Pakistan to have given party election tickets to the transgenders for elections 2018, & envisions to ensure political voice & rights of the weak segments of the society – women, transgender, disabled & minorities, the poor & middle class of the country.