Syeda Mirza Begum Al-Hussaini lives in the Sher Qila area of Gilgit-Baltistan and claims to be the oldest person of Pakistan.
She was born in Chitral in 1886. When the then ruler of Chitral, Mehtar Amanul Mulk, started persecuting the Ismaili Muslims in the princely state, many people belonging to the community left their homeland for safer areas.
Mirza Begum was a member of the family of Pir Syed Karam Ali Shah, the former governor of Gilgit-Baltistan, who also migrated from Chitral to Gilgit-Baltistan.
Mirza Begum says she has seen the rule of law and speedy justice under the British rule, and also witnessed the horrific floods of 1906 in Gilgit-Baltistan.