Yasmin Rashid (Born 21 September 1950) is a Pakistani politician and social activist who is the current Provincial Minister of Punjab for Primary & Secondary Healthcare and Specialised Healthcare & Medical Education, in office since 27 August 2018. She has been a member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab, since 15 August 2018.
She was born on 21 September 1950 in Chakwal, Punjab, Pakistan. She completed her early education in Neela village in Chakwal district before moving to Lahore where she was educated at the Convent of Jesus and Mary. She married in 1972.
In 1978, she did her MBBS from the Fatima Jinnah Medical University in Lahore. In 1984, she moved to the United Kingdom and enrolled in the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists from where received a MRCOG degree in 1989 and a FRCOG degree in 1999.
She then received a degree in FCPS from Karachi’s College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan.
She has 51 research publications to her credit. She had keen interest in sports and was ranked Pakistan No.2 in Table Tennis, remained University Blue in Lawn Tennis and served as Captain Punjab University Basket Ball Team. She has extensively travelled abroad.
Her father in Law, Mr Ghulam Nabi Malik was Member of Punjab Legislative Assembly during 1951-55 and Member of Provincial Assembly of the Punjab during 1972-77 and 1977
She served as the President the Pakistan Medical Association from 1998 to 2000, She served as president of Pakistan Medical Association Lahore chapter from 2008 to 2010 and has been the chairperson of the Task Force Women Development, and chairperson of the Women Health Committee in Punjab.
She is a gynaecologist by profession and had served as the head of the obstetrics and gynaecology department at King Edward Medical University. She also worked in Rawalpindi Medical University, Fatima Jinnah Medical University and headed the Genealogy department of Central Park Medical College.
Rashid retired from government service in 2010 and joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on the advice of her father-in-law.
She ran for the seat of the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate of PTI from NA-120