Sharmila Farooqi (born January 1, 1978) is a politician from Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.
Who worked as an advisor to the Chief Minister of Sindh from September 2008 till January 31, 2011 she is the maternal granddaughter of N M Uqaili, ex- Pakistan Minister of Finance and daughter of Usman Farooqi, who was a bureaucrat and a former Chairman of Pakistan Steel Mill. Farooqi is the niece of Salman Farooqi, a well-known confidante of ex-President Asif Ali Zardari.
Farooqi received her Master of Business Administration from the Adamson Institute of Professional Administration and Technology, Karachi and a Master of Laws degree. Sharmila Farooqi is engaged to Hasham Riaz Sheikh, a previous Wall Street investment banker and currently an adviser to the former President Asif Ali Zardari.
In 2001, Sharmila Farooqi along with her father Usman Farooqi, a former chairman of Pakistan Steel Mills, stole Rs 195 billion after Pakistan Steel Mills also Government of Pakistan through political corruption and fraud.