Shazia’s mother, Parveen Mari, was also elected as a member of the Sindh Assembly in the non-party general elections of 1985. Shazia Mari completed her education in Karachi, obtaining a graduation degree after her primary education.
In the 2002 general elections, Shazia Marri was elected as a member of the Sindh Assembly on the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) platform for the first time. She secured a reserved seat for women in the Sindh Assembly on PPP’s ticket in the 2008 elections. Following this, she served as the Minister for Power in the Sindh Cabinet and was later appointed as the Information Minister in 2010.
Due to her loyalty and outstanding performance within the party, Shazia Marri was brought into the national arena. In July 2012, she resigned from her provincial assembly position and joined the National Assembly.
In the 2013 general elections, Shazia contested on PPP’s ticket from NA-235 in Sanghar District and emerged victorious. Her remarkable performance in the opposition benches of the 14th National Assembly left a lasting impact on the political landscape.
Shazia Marri, again on PPP’s ticket, contested the 2018 general elections from NA-216 and was elected as a member of the National Assembly once more. Her eloquent representation as the opposition member for PPP showcased her capabilities and earned the party leadership’s trust.
In March 2022, the successful motion of no-confidence against the Prime Minister led to Shazia Mari being appointed as the Federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation and the Head of the Ehsaas Income Support Program in Shahbaz Sharif’s cabinet.
In the 2024 elections, Shazia Marri is a strong candidate on PPP’s ticket from NA-209 for the National Assembly. She has not only carved a prominent position for herself within the party but has also elevated the stature of Pakistani women nationally and internationally through her competence and dedicated abilities.