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Ayla Malik - Profile, Biography


Ex Member of National Assembly
Born: N/A
Profession: Politician
Affiliation(s): Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf
Citizenship: Pakistani

Profile Ayla Malik is a Pakistani Politician and Ex Member of National Assembly . She was elected Member of National Assembly from the Women Reserve Seats for the province of Punjab in election 2002 . She joined the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ( PTI ) .Aila is the niece of former president Sardar Farooq Ahmed Khan Leghari and sister of former federal minister Sumaira Malik.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - Profile, Biography


President of Iran
Born: 28 October 1956
Profession: Politicians
Affiliation(s): Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran
Citizenship: Iranian

Profile Early life Ahmadinejad was born near Garmsar in the village of Aradan, in Semnan province. His father, Ahmad, was an ironworker, grocer, barber, blacksmith and religious Shia who taught the Quran His mother, Khanom, was a Sayyida, an honorific title given to those believed to be direct bloodline descendants of the Islamic prophet Muhammad Ahmadinejad's father changed his name from "Saborjhian" or "Sabaghian" when Ahmadinejad was four years old to avoid discrimination when the family moved to Tehran. Sabor is Persian for thread painter, a once common occupation within the Semnan carpet industry. Ahmadinejad was chosen as it means from the race of Ahmad, one of the names given to Muhammad. In 1976, Ahmadinejad took Iran's national university entrance contests. According to his autobiography, he was ranked 132nd out of 400,000 participants that year, and soon enrolled in the Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) as an undergraduate student of civil engineering. He earned his PhD (1997) in transportation engineering and planning from Iran University of Science and Technology, located at Tehran, when he was the Mayor of Ardabil Province, located at the north-west of the country. Supporters of Ahmadinejad consider him a "simple man" who leads a "modest" life. As president, he wanted to continue living in the same house in Tehran his family had been living in, until his security advisers insisted that he move. Ahmadinejad had the antique Persian carpets in the Presidential palace sent to a carpet museum, and opted instead to use inexpensive carpets. He is said to have refused the V.I.P. seat on the Presidential plane, and that he eventually replaced it with a cargo plane instead. Also upon gaining Iran's presidency, Ahmadinejad held his first cabinet meeting in the Imam Reza shrine at Mashhad, an act perceived as "pious" Administrative and academic careers Some details of Ahmadinejad's life during the 1980s are not publicly known, but it is known that he held a number of administrative posts in the province of West Azerbaijan, Iran. Many reports say that after Saddam Hussein invaded Iran, Ahmadinejad joined the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution and served in their intelligence and security apparatus, but his advisor Mojtaba Samareh Hashemisays, "He has never been a member or an official member of the Revolutionary Guards", having been a Basiji-like volunteer instead. Ahmadinejad was accepted to a Master of Science program at his alma mater in 1986. He joined the faculty there as a lecturer in 1989, and in 1997 received his doctorate in civil engineering and traffic transportation planning. Embassy siege Main article: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the 1979 hostage crisis Shortly after Ahmadinejad was elected president, some western media outlets published claims that he was among the students who stormed the US embassy in Tehran, sparking the Iran hostage crisis. This claim has been denied by the Iranian government, the Iranian opposition as well as a CIA investigation on the matter. Early political career After the Islamic Revolution, Ahmadinejad became a member of the Office for Strengthening Unity, an organization developed to prevent students from sympathizing or allying with the budding Mojahedin-e Khalq. He first took political office as unelected governor to both Maku and Khoy in West Azarbaijan Province during the 1980s. He eventually became an advisor to the governor general of Kurdistan Province for two years. During his doctoral studies at Tehran, he was appointed governor general of newly formed Ardabil Province from 1993 until Mohammad Khatami removed him in 1997, whereupon he returned to teaching. Mayor of Tehran In 2003, a 12-percent turnout elected conservative candidates from the Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran to the City Council of Tehran. The Council appointed Ahmadinejad mayor. As mayor, he reversed changes made by previous moderate and reformist mayors. He put religious emphasis on the activities of cultural centres they had founded, publicised the separation of elevators for men and women in the municipality offices, and suggested that people killed in the Iran–Iraq War be buried in major city squares of Tehran. He also worked to improve the traffic system and put an emphasis on charity, such as distributing free soup to the poor. After his election to the presidency, Ahmadinejad's resignation as the Mayor of Tehran was accepted on 28 June 2005. After two years as mayor, Ahmadinejad was one of 65 finalists for World Mayor in 2005, selected from 550 nominees, only nine of them from Asia. He was among three strong candidates for the top-ten list, but his resignation made him ineligible. Presidency Further information: Government of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (2005–present) 2005 campaign Ahmadinejad was not widely known when he entered the presidential election campaign as he had never run for office before, (he had been mayor of Tehran for only two years and had been appointed, not elected, although he had already made his mark in Tehran for rolling back earlier reforms. He was/is a member of the Central Council of the Islamic Society of Engineers, but his key political support is inside the Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran (Abadgaran orDevelopers). He was also helped by support from supreme leader Ali Khamenei, who some described Ahmadinejad as a "protege" of. Ahmadinejad generally sent mixed signals about his plans for his presidency, perhaps to attract both religious conservatives and the lower economic classes. His campaign slogan was: "It's possible and we can do it". In the campaign, he took a populist approach. He emphasized his own modest life, and compared himself with Mohammad Ali Rajai, Iran's second president. Ahmadinejad said he planned to create an "exemplary government for the people of the world" in Iran. He was a "principlist", acting politically based on Islamic and revolutionary principles. One of his goals was "putting the petroleum income on people's tables", meaning Iran's oil profits would be distributed among the poor. Ahmadinejad was the only presidential candidate who spoke out against future relations with the United States. He told Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting the United Nations was "one-sided, stacked against the world of Islam." He opposed the veto power of the UN Security Council's five permanent members: "It is not just for a few states to sit and veto global approvals. Should such a privilege continue to exist, the Muslim world with a population of nearly 1.5 billion should be extended the same privilege." He defended Iran's nuclear program and accused "a few arrogant powers" of trying to limit Iran's industrial and technological development in this and other fields. In his second-round campaign, he said, "We didn't participate in the revolution for turn-by-turn government....This revolution tries to reach a world-wide government." He spoke of an extended program using trade to improve foreign relations, and called for greater ties with Iran's neighbours and ending visa requirements between states in the region, saying that "people should visit anywhere they wish freely. People should have freedom in their pilgrimages and tours." Ahmadinejad described Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah Yazdi, a senior cleric from Qom, as his ideological and spiritual mentor. Mesbah founded the Haghani School of thought in Iran. He and his team strongly supported Ahmadinejad's 2005 presidential campaign. Personal life He was married to Azam Sadat Farahi on 12 June 1981 in Tehran. Farahi was a classmate of Ahmadinejad's when she studied at the Iran University of Science and Technology. They have three children, including one daughter, Fatemeh, and two sons, Mehdi and Alireza. His older son, Mehdi, married the daughter of Ahmadinejad's chief of staff, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, in 2007; and his younger son, Alireza, is married to the niece of former military general, Mahmoud Kaveh. All of his children studied at the Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic). His son in law is Mehdi Khorshidi.

Wajahat Saeed Khan - Profile, Biography


Tv Anchor/Host
Born: N/A
Profession: Tv Anchor,Journalist
Affiliation(s): Aaj News
Citizenship: Pakistani

Profile Wajahat S. Khan is a Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is a broadcast and online journalist who has produced and anchored for Pakistan’s primary networks: Geo, Dawn and Aaj TV. Khan has also written for Pakistan’s daily Dawn and the periodicals Newsweek Pakistan and The Herald. Besides being embedded with Pakistan’s ground-forces along some of the world’s most isolated and militarized borders investigating the tactical, operational and strategic postures of the Pakistani military, Khan is also the first broadcaster from Pakistan to produce an investigative series from across the “divide” in India. Known for his tough televised interviews, Khan is a keen experimenter of social media and has pioneered the use of Facebook and Twitter in Pakistani broadcast, empowering his audiences to “virtually” confront South Asia’s leaders. While at the Shorenstein Center, Khan is investigating the Pakistani media's shifting editorial stances on the War on Terror and the role of external groups like the military’s intelligence services and jihadist networks in shaping the coverage of the region’s restive combat zones.

Air Marshal (R) Muhammad Asghar Khan - Profile, Biography


Chairman Tehrik-e-Istiqlal Pakistan
Born: 17 January 1921 (age 91)
Profession: Pak airforce Personnel
Affiliation(s): Pakistan Air Force - PAF
Citizenship: Pakistani

Profile Asghar Khan (January 17, 1921) is a Pakistani veteran aviation historian, peace activist, and retired military figure— a three star rank air marshal— who served as the first native Chief of Air Staff of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) from 1957 until resigning in 1965 prior to the start of the air operations of the PAF during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. Initially commissioned in the Indian Army, Asghar Khan was drafted into Royal Air Force in 1940, seeing actions in Burma Campaign and later acceded to United Kingdom where he graduated from RAF Staff College at Bracknell, completing his collegiate courses from Joint Service Defence College, and completed his post-graduate studies from Imperial Defence College. Upon return to British Indian Empire, Asghar Khan resumed his active duty with the Royal Air Force and opted for Pakistan following the Indian partition in 1947, and settled in West-Pakistan. Asghar Khan became first commandant of Pakistan Air Force Academy in 1947 and was also the first to head the Directorate-General for Air Operations (DGAO) in 1950. Finally in 1957, Asghar Khan became the youngest to-date and the first native Air Force Commander-in-Chief of Pakistan Air Force. His tenure as air commander saw the extensive modernization of PAF, in terms of both technical and military equipment, but controversially he was not taken in confidence prior to launch of Operation Gibraltar by the president which led to his resignation. After retiring from air force, Asghar Khan became president of civilian national flag carrier, the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) which he led until 1968. In 1970, Asghar Khan founded the secular party, the Independence Movement, but performed poorly in 1970 parliamentary elections. However in 1977, the party significant gained momentum and participated with full force in 1977 parliamentary elections, although the party failed to grasp any support in the public as compared to democratic socialist, the Pakistan Peoples Party. He was designated a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, and conferred with the Gold Medal by the Human Rights Commission, and Jinnah Award Award by the Jinnah Society for the cause of democracy. After years of founding the Independence Movement, Asghar Khan merged his Independence Movement with Pakistan Movement for Justice led by cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan in 2011. Biography Early life and world war II Mohammad Asghar Khan was born in Jammu, British-held Kashmir in British Indian Empire to an Urdu-speaking Pashtun family on 17 January 1921. His father, Brigadier Thakur Rahmatullah Khan, was a senior officer and colonel-commandant of the posted Brigade combat team of the British Army headquartered in Kashmir. Most of Asghar Khan's family members which had left Tirah Valley in Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) to settle in Kashmir, again migrated at the time of partition to Abbottabad in the North-West Frontier Province and settled there. This included his parents and his ten siblings. He and all his brothers, except one, then joined the armed forces of Pakistan. After attending a military school, his family directed him at the Prince of Wales's Royal Indian Military College 1933, and joined the Indian Military Academy in 1939. Initially, Asghar Khan was an Indian Army officer, a Second Lieutenant in the Indian Army, starting his active duty from the Royal Deccan Horse in December 1940. However this was short-lived, the Ministry of Defence drafted Asghar Khan in the newly established Royal Indian Air Force in 1940, joining the No. 9 Squadron of the Indian Air Force. In 1944, Asghar Khan assumed the command his unit and commanded the aerial missions of No. 9 Squadron in Burma. He took active participation in Burma Campaign 1944–1945, directing and commanding aerial operations against the Imperial Japan on behest of the Great Britain. After the World war II, the British government called Asghar Khan to United Kingdom where he joined the RAF Staff College at Bracknell, where he completed a staff course from there. Later, Asghar Khan joined the Joint Service Defence College where he gained B.Sc. in military ethics after submitting his thesis on actions involving the Joint Services. He conducted his post-graduate research and studies from Imperial Defence College where Asghar Khan was awarded M.Sc. in Military administration by the college faculty. Upon his return, Asghar Khan was most-senior officer in the Indian Air Force, although his career with Indian Air Force is not completely known, but it is well understood that Asghar Khan commanded the No. 9 Squadron of the Indian Air Force, in 1945. Asghar Khan was also the first Indian Air Force officer to fly a jet fighter aircraft—a Gloster Meteor— whilst doing a fighter leader's course in UK in 1946. Moving to Pakistan Career with Pakistan Air Force On 7 June 1949, Asghar Khan joined the sub-committee led by RAF Air Vice Marshal Allan Perry-Keene to distribute the defence assets of undivided India between the proposed State of Pakistan.[citation needed] On 14 August 1947, Asghar Khan moved to newly established country, Pakistan in 1947 and after the partition of India in 1947, Prime minister Liaquat Ali Khan appointed Asghar Khan to the rank of Wing-Commander and became the first commandant of the Pakistan Air Force Academy at Risalpur. He was among the one of the most senior officers of the Pakistan Air Force and in 1949, Asghar Khan became the first Officer commanding of the No. 1 Stryker Group based in Peshawar Air Force Base. In 1948, Asghar Khan greeted founder of Pakistan and Governor-General Muhammad Ali Jinnah when Jinnah visited the air force academy. In 1950, Asghar Khan assumed the directorship of the Directorate-General of the Air Operations (DGAO). In 1955, Asghar Khan was appointed as the Assistant Chief of the Air Staff in the Air Headquarters, directing the air administration and personnel department at the Air Headquarters. As Assistant Chief of the Air Staff, Asghar Khan established the major units and infrastructure including the Fighter Leaders School (now Combat Commander's School), the Air Staff College and the College of Aeronautical Engineering at the Pakistan Air Force Academy. As assistant chief of the air staff, Asghar Khan also instituted the Inspectorate directorate for the air force and initiated the tradition of regular air staff presentations. Two of his brothers, Squadran Leader Khalid Khan and Pilot Officer Asif Khan were killed during service with the Pakistan Air Force. Commander-in-Chief After the retirement of Air vice-marshal Arthur McDonald, Prime minister Huseyn Suhravardy approved the appointment of Asghar Khan as the commander-in-chief of Pakistan Air Force. In 23 July 1957, Prime minister Suhrawardy upgraded AVM Asghar Khan to three-star rank air marshal, making him the first native Air Force Commander-in-chief, yet at the age of 36, also the youngest to-date. After assuming the command of air force, Asghar Khan's commanded the air force for next eight years where he took initiatives to modernize and expand the air force facilities, installments, military equipments, and fighter jets acquired from the United States. Asghar Khan also launched the fighter training programmes and combat course at the PAF to train fighter pilots in modern air warfare. His style of leading the air force often comes with criticisms by his junior officers, first alleging that air marshal Asghar Khan was inclined to be autocratic in his decision makings. His juniors noted that the air marshal would went out of his way to elicit a whole range of opinions before taking a decision, but once that decision was made by the air marshal, the air marshal would not tolerate any ifs and buts about its implementations. As for approving the appointments and selections process, Asghar Khan made no secret of his willingness to superseding the senior officers if that became unavoidable in ensuring that the best qualified officers needed to fill the key appointments, particularly in the combat units. During his long tenure, Air Marshal Asghar Khan gave commissioned to established air force bases, in Samungli, Sargodha, and the Peshawar. The time he was appointed as the commander-in-chief, Asghar Khan negotiated with the United States to provide the military equipments, fighter jets, on an indefinite basis. The combat units and fighter squadrons quickly were raised of which majority of the squadrons were equipped with the state-of-the-art F-86 Sabres, and others with F-104 Starfighter, B-57 Canberra, C-130 Hercules, T-33 and the T-37 Tweet aircraft. Subsequent conflicts and resignation Although Air Marshal Asghar Khan's political power rested with the air force, he began serious problems with democratic socialist and then-Minister of Foreign Affairs Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. At various meetings Asghar Khan was reported to be hostile towards Bhutto, however Asghar Khan was convinced with Bhutto's rational that the war with India was inevitable. Therefore, Asghar Khan traveled to Indonesia and China. He held talks with Indonesian Navy's admiral RE Martadinata, getting assurance the Indonesian support for Pakistan. After meeting with Indonesian president Sukarno, the president assured that: "India's attack on Pakistan was like an attack on Indonesia and [I]ndonesians are bound to duty to give Pakistan all assistance". However Indonesia remained refrain as the Pakistan Navy tracks Russian submarines wandered near Karachi. Prior to the start of the war, Asghar Khan contacted with Indian Air Force's Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh at the start of the skirmishes at the Rann of Kutch.[6] Both agreed to keep the air force out of the conflict. The message was traced by the PAF Air Intelligence and defected to the President and the Foreign minister immediately. The new meeting was held which all the officers and chiefs of Naval and Army were called to attend the meeting, leaving Asghar Khan keeping out of the loop.[6] The PAF's commandeer-in-chief was not informed and did not take in confidence, nor consulted with the nature of the meeting. Without his knowledge, the preparations was launched with the executive authorization of the Operation Gibraltar by the President Ayub Khan. When the news reached to Asghar Khan, the frustrated and furiated Asghar Khan sent his resignation to the President which was accepted on immediate period. On 23 July 1965, six weeks before the starting of the Indo-Pakistan war of 1965, Asghar Khan took the retirement from the air force and departed from affairs of Ministry of Defence, as he was succeeded by extremely influential officer, Lieutenant-General Nur Khan. Presiding Pakistan International Airlines After leaving air force, Asghar Khan was employed at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and was appointed as the president of the national flag carriers, the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). At there, Asghar Khan learned to fly the commercial airline and obtained a Commercial pilot licence after passing the exam from the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States. Asghar Khan introduced the new uniforms for the air hostess and stewards which earned words of admiration at domestic and international airports. During his tenure, the PIA achieved lowest aircraft accident rate and highest net profit of Pakistan, and was one of the formidable competitor in the world airline business. His tenure as president is often reminded as "gold age of PIA". Despite urging of the government to extend his tenure, Asghar Khan took the retirement and left the MoD in order to start his political career in 1968. Founding Independence Movement Aster leaving the MoD, Asghar Khan gave vehement criticism and blamed President Ayub Khan and Foreign Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto for the causes of the 1965 war with India, and later turn his criticism pointing straight towards General Yahya Khan for the 1971 war failure, which resulted in the breakup of Pakistan when Sheikh Mujibur Rehman's Awami League, which had won the election, was not allowed to form a government. In protest, Asghar Khan relinquished awards of 'Hilal-i-Pakistan' and 'Hilal-i-Quaid-i-Azam' as a protest against repressive policies of Field Marshal Ayub Khan in January 1969. In 1970, Asghar Khan founded the Independence Movement, initially a centrist secular party. Asghar Khan criticized Bhutto on numerous occasions, holding responsible for tyranny during the elections held in 1970. However, Asghar Khan and his party failed to score any big hits during the 1970 parliamentary elections, initially failed to secure any seats in the parliament. During the Bangladesh Liberation War, Asghar Khan did supported the East-Pakistan morally alleging the West-Pakistan under Bhutto, depriving Eastt from their political and economical right. He also demanded power to be handed over to the people of East Pakistan. In 1972, after Bhutto was made president, Asghar Khan accused Bhutto for the break-up, later noting that: "We are living virtually under one party state.... The outstanding feature is suppression. Activism in national politics During Bhutto's rule from 1971 to 1977, Air Marshal Asghar Khan played a major role in opposition to Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. During the 1977 elections, Asghar Khan allied his party, the Tehreek-i-Istiqlal with the Pakistan National Alliance (PNA) against the People's Party. It was during this period he and his party faced frequent attacks by Pakistan Peoples Party supporters and from the brutal paramilitary Federal Security Force. He was imprisoned in Kot Lakhpat and Sahiwal prisons from March to June 1977. He contested two seats, one from Karachi and the other from Abbotabad, despite alleged rigging by the ppp, Asghar Khan was elected by a huge margin from both seats. The PNA rejected the election results as rigged and launched a Nationwide agitation against the results. Asghar Khan resigned from both National Assembly seats as a mark of protest against massive rigging in the elections. Supporting the Martial law While imprisoned, Asghar Khan wrote a much criticized letter to the leadership of Defence Forces, asking them to renounce their support for the "Illegal regime of Bhutto", and asked the military leadership "differentiate between a "lawful and an unlawful" command... and save Pakistan.". This letter is considered by the historians as instrumental in encouraging the advent of the far-right Zia regime. However in television show, Asghar Khan strongly defended his letter as according to him "nowhere in the letter had he asked for the military to take over", and he had written it in response to a news story that he had read in which a Major had shot a civilian showing him the "V sign". After the overthrow of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto's government by the Army in the summer of 1978, Asghar Khan was offered a cabinet post by General Zia-ul-Haq, Asghar Khan refused to join the cabinet and also withdrew from the PNA after a growing split between the various parties. Calling for Bhutto's death sentence Asghar Khan remained a vital player against the democratic government of prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Asghar Khan is also thought to be the main actors behind the mass movement which culminated in the hanging of Pakistan Peoples Party founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Asghar Khan was one of the top leader and leading advocate calling for Bhutto's death sentence. He is also accused of writing a letter to the leadership of Pakistan Armed Forces for staging the coup against Bhutto and urged the military leadership for announcing the death sentence of Bhutto. Political activism After successfully calling for Bhutto's "judicial murder", Asghar Khan decided to take on the far-right regime of General Zia-ul-Haq who announced to hold the general elections in 1979. The Independence Movement became the most favorite party and benefited with large number of high profile civilian political figures including Navaz Sharif, Khurshid Kasur, Aitzaz Ahsan, Rashid Ahmad, Javed Hashmi, Akbar Bugti, Mushahid Hussain, Nadir Pervez, Gohar Ayub Khan, Zafar Ali Shah, Ahmed Raza Kasuri, Sher Afgan Niazi, Manzoor Wattoo, Syeda Abida Hussain, Syed Fakhar Imam and many others. All of these members left Asghar Khan under Navaz Sharif who founded the largest conservative party, the Pakistan Muslim League (N). However, at the last moment, General Zia-ul-Haq indefinitely postponed the elections, ordering the arrests of Asghar Khan who remained under house arrest for more than five years. In 1983, Asghar Khan decided to join the left-wing alliance, the Movement for Restoration of Democracy (MRD) led by Benazir Bhutto but he was detained by the government. He was kept under house arrest at his Abbotabad residence from 16 October 1979 to 2 October 1984 and was named a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International. Public disapproval and declining In 1986, Asghar Khan left the MRD, as a result of which many of the Tehrik's members resigned in protest. Asghar Khan boycotted the non-partisan elections held in 1985. However, Asghar Khan and his party took full participation in 1988 parliamentary elections. But during this time, the true nature of his personality was exposed by Pakistan Peoples Party charging him with calling for Bhutto's death sentence and the martial law, which Asghar Khan himself failed to justify his actions. His party members disintegrated and allied witn conservative Nawaz Sharif in 1988 elections, a major set back for his career. Asghar Khan public rating plummeted and faced a complete annihilation and defeat in 1988 elections.[15] He conceded his defeat but again contested in 1990 parliamentary elections from Lahore, Asghar Khan once again faced defeat. Briefly retiring from active politics in the late 1990s his party faced another one of its many splits. Since 1990, Asghar Khan has not held a significant position in politics. Collapse and merging with Pakistan Movement for Justice As he grew older, he then handed over small party to his equally capable son Omar Asghar Khan, who for a while joined the military government of General Pervaiz Musharraf, and became minister of Ministry of Environment (MoE). After his son's resignation from the cabinet, his son took over Independence Movement and subsequently merged it with assorted other Non-governmental organization and formed a new party called National Democratic Party, an event which caused another split in the party. Both Independence Movement and National Democratic Party suffered major shock and setback when Omar Asghar Khan was murdered in Karachi on 25 June 2001 prior to the elections. An inquiry into his death was ordered by the Sindh High Court and in spite of repeated requests, it was never started. In a historic press conference on 12 December, Asghar Khan announced his full support to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Imran Khan. He praised Imran Khan for his struggle and endorsed him as the only hope left for the survival of Pakistan. This endorsement came at a crucial time for Imran Khan, when many tainted politicians were joining his party. After announcing his party's support for PTI, Asghar Khan resigned as President of Tehreek-e-Istiqlal and left the future of his party in the hands of his workers. Contrary to many media reports, Asghar Khan never joined PTI. Peace activism Besides political activism, Asghar Khan has been engaged in peace activism. On various occasion, Asghar Khan called for normalization of Indo-Pakistan relations. Asghar Khan also renounced the nuclear tests operations conducted by Pakistan, targeting Prime minister Nawaz Sharif move for making that move. In 2011 Asghar Khan maintained that: In the last over 60 years, India has never attacked Pakistan, as it cannot afford it. Indians know well, if Pakistan is destroyed, they will be the next target... It was made our problem that one day India would invade us. But we did so four times and the first attack was on Kashmir, where Maharaja was not prepared to accede to India for he wanted to join Pakistan and waited for this for 21 days. Indian forces came to East-Pakistan when people were being slaughtered there. Moreover, again at Kargil, Indian never mounted an assault... —Asghar Khan, 2011, Asghar Khan also blamed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto for Balochistan conflict and the East-Pakistan war, terming it "inflexible attitude" of Bhutto. Commenting of his politicla collapse, Asghar Khan accused the civil society for his failure, and marked that: " the majority in Pakistan voted for the (corrupt) politicians, as they also wanted their job done by "hook or by crook".

Ameer Abbas - Profile, Biography


Anchor News & Jurnalist
Born: 21 September 1984
Profession: Anchor News & Current Affairs
Affiliation(s): Nawa-i-Waqt
Citizenship: Pakistani

Profile Early life Ameer Abbas (21 September 1984) was born in Faisalabad,Punjab, Pakistan. He belongs to an agriculturist family. His early schooling was at Little Angels School Faisalabd & Divisional Public School Faisalabad. Personal life He has been a national-level demagogue speaker and out-spoken debater in his school and college life. He remained president of debating and literary societies, editor of college magazine and honored with roll-of-honor in debates. He has been inclined towards books reading since he was 8 years only. Ameer has passion of reading and his father has also been a very keen books and newspapers reader. This may be a reason behind his healthy addiction of reading. He was only 18 when he had read all the available literary work of Asia’s great fictionist Sa’adat Hasan Manto, poetry of Iqbal, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Ghalib. He is very much impressed from Sahir Ludhianvi, Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Habib Jalib. He is very sophisticated in his nature and a soft-spoken person. He is the first man from the land of Jhang who entered electronic media as an anchor. The people of Jhang admire and love him a lot the way he loves the city of his ancestors. Career Ameer Abbas is a Pakistani television journalist and anchor who currently works for Waqt News. He has served country’s leading news channel Dunya News as a news anchor from May 2010-October 2010. Later he joined another famous news channel of the country Express News in October 2010. He covered major breaking news stories across the country from Data Darbar bomb blast, Abbottabad Usama operation, Mehran Base attack, Bannu Jail attack, Air-blue plane crash, NRO detailed decision, PM Yousuf Raza Gilani disqualification to dozens of other nationally and internationally known events. Recently in June 2012; after serving Express News for almost two years, he joined re-launching team of Waqt News, Nawa-i-Waqt group as an Anchor of News and Current Affairs. His news reading style doesn’t resemble with any other news anchor being a unique. He is master in making sentences in urdu while anchoring. His vocabulary is very articulated. His selection of words according to the situation is brilliant. He can add emotions and feelings in a dead matter in a superb manner. Before joining Electronic Media, he worked as a banker for four years. He served in nationally acclaimed multinational bank, Bank Alfalah Limited. He resigned in March 2009 as a Regional In-charge FRMU. Column Writing: Ameer Abbas’s weekly column "Ameer-e-Shehr" in Nawa-i-Waqt has got boom and great appreciation, which was never observed before for any other young column writer. His beautiful descriptive and fiction oriented writing-style differs him from dozens of other columnists. He is staggering in writing Motivational and Inspirational Columns which usually ends with a moral and lesson. He was elected as the first president of Chenabeans Alumni Association, Chenab College Jhang. He is also an architect of the constitution and the infra-structure of the said association.

Sher Afgan Niazi - Profile, Biography


Ex - Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
Born: N/A
Profession: Politics, Doctor
Affiliation(s): PPP, PMLN(Q), APML
Citizenship: Pakistani

Profile Dr. Sher Afgan Khan Niazi was from the famous pashtun tribe of Niazi. He was the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs of Pakistan. He was elected fourth time to National Assembly in 2002 as a member of Pakistan People Party(Parliamentarians) but later became a turncoat and shifted his loyalty to become PPPP (Patriot) and then joined Pakistan Muslim League (Q). Sher Afgan Niazi helped President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf to oust, detain and then replace the judges of the Supreme Court in 2007 and also supported Musharraf regime's military operation at Lal Masjid, Islamabad that resulted in the killing of more than a thousand seminary students including girls at Jamia Hafsa. On 18th February, 2008, he lost the general election to an independent candidate, Humair Hayat Khan Rokhri. On April 8th, 2008 he was pelted with rotten eggs and attacked in Lahore, Punjab by the lawyers protesting against his support for dismissing of Supreme Court judges and Lal Masjid operation. He is also famous for memorizing all the articles of the constitution of Pakistan. Niazi joined Former President Musharraf's newly formed political party, the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML). However, he later resigned from the party following differences with the leadership. He was expert in constitutional affairs and had strong command over constitution of Pakistan. He completed his M.B.B.S degree from Nishtar Medical College , Multan, Punjab Dr. Sher Afgan Khan Niazi Died after 4 days of remaining in Coma due to liver cancer for last 6 months, on October 11, 2012. His health deteriorated slowly after one of his elder son died in car accident in Rawalpindi. Dr.Sher Afghan was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2012. He died at age of 66.

Malala Yousafzai - Profile, Biography


Student
Born: 1998 (age 14)
Profession: Student
Affiliation(s): BBC blogging
Citizenship: Pakistani

Profile Malala Yousafzai is a student from the town of Mingora in Swat District, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, Pakistan. She is known for her women’s rights activism in the Swat Valley, where the Taliban regime has banned girls from attending school. In 2009, at the age of 11, Yousafzai came to prominence through a blog she wrote for the BBC, detailing her life under the Tehrik-i-Taliban regime, their attempts to take control of the valley and promoting education for girls. This confrontation which would later require the Pakistani military to intervene.Yousafzai has since been nominated for several awards, and has won Pakistan's first National Peace Prize. On 9 October 2012, Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck in an assassination attempt by a Taliban gunman. Childhood Yousafzai was named after Malalai of Maiwand, a Pashtun poet and warrior woman. Early in 2009, Yousafzai began writing a blog for BBC Urdu under the pseudonym "Gul Makai" about her experiences as a schoolgirl in the Swat Valley as the Taliban forced closures of private schools after banning girls’ education. “I had a terrible dream yesterday with military helicopters and the Taleban. I have had such dreams since the launch of the military operation in Swat. My mother made me breakfast and I went off to school. I was afraid going to school because the Taleban had issued an edict banning all girls from attending schools. Only 11 students attended the class out of 27. The number decreased because of Taleban's edict. My three friends have shifted to Peshawar, Lahore and Rawalpindi with their families after this edict. On my way from school to home I heard a man saying 'I will kill you'. I hastened my pace and after a while I looked back if the man was still coming behind me. But to my utter relief he was talking on his mobile and must have been threatening someone else over the phone. Later that summer, Yousafzai's hometown of Mingora, the main city in the Swat Valley, was occupied briefly by the Taliban, leading the Pakistani Army to move in and regain control of the area. During this time, the Taliban closed down her school, and Yousafzai's family was displaced and separated. While she was away, she had the chance to meet with President Obama’s special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, with whom she pleaded to intervene in the situation. Eventually, after the Pakistani military pushed the Taliban out of the cities in the Swat Valley and into the countryside, she returned to her home, which had been undamaged, and to her school, which had sustained only light damage. Yousafzai's father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, is a poet, school owner and an educational activist himself. Ziauddin is said to have referred to his daughter as something entirely special, permitting her to stay up at night and talk about politics after her two brothers had been sent to bed. BBC blogger On 3 January 2009, Yousafzai posted her first anonymous entry to the BBC Urdu blog that would later make her famous. She used the pseudonym "Gul Makai" so as not to be targeted by the Taliban. The idea for the blog was that of her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, who ran a local private school and would go on to become a major influence in his daughter's activism. [6] The blog captures Yousafzai's troubled psychological state during the First Battle of Swat, as the Taliban forced closures of private schools and banned girls’ education. “ I had a terrible dream yesterday with military helicopters and the Taleban. I have had such dreams since the launch of the military operation in Swat. My mother made me breakfast and I went off to school. I was afraid going to school because the Taleban had issued an edict banning all girls from attending schools. Only 11 students attended the class out of 27. The number decreased because of Taleban's edict. My three friends have shifted to Peshawar, Lahore and Rawalpindi with their families after this edict. On my way from school to home I heard a man saying 'I will kill you'. I hastened my pace and after a while I looked back if the man was still coming behind me. But to my utter relief he was talking on his mobile and must have been threatening someone else over the phone. " —Malala Yousafzai, 3 January 2009 BBC blog entry Awards When Yousafzai‘s BBC blogging identity was revealed, the international children's advocacy group KidsRights Foundation included her among the nominees for the International Children's Peace Prize. She was the first Pakistani girl nominated for the award, and she was runner-up. In November 2010, Yousafzai was awarded Pakistan's first National Peace Prize. In December 2010, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani named the prize after her. On Malala’s request, the prime minister directed the authorities to set up an IT campus in the Swat Degree College for Women. The Government Girls Secondary School, Mission Road, has been renamed Malala Yousufzai Government Girls Secondary School in her honour. Yousafzai has expressed to the media her intent to form a political party focused on education. Assassination Attempt On 9 October 2012, a Taliban gunman targeted Yousafzai on a bus taking children home from school in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. He shot her twice - once in the head and once in the neck. He also wounded two other girls, one critically. She was airlifted to a military hospital in Peshawar. Doctors were forced to begin operating after a swelling developed in the left portion of her brain, which had been damaged by the bullet when it passed through her head.[10] After a three-hour surgery, doctors successfully removed the bullet that had lodged near her spinal cord. Ihsanullah Ihsan, chief spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that Yousafzai “is the symbol of the infidels and obscenity.” He added that if she survived, they would target her again. Responding to questions about leaving the country, Yousafzai's father, Ziaddun, has said "We wouldn't leave our country if my daughter survives or not. We have an ideology that advocates peace. The Taliban cannot stop all independent voices through the force of bullets." As of 10 October 2012, Yousafzai is still unconscious and on a ventilator in the intensive care unit of a military hospital in Peshawar. A plane is on standby at nearby Bacha Khan International Airport to move her out of Pakistan for further treatment if necessary. The Pakistani government has offered to pay for all medical costs that she incurs. Public reaction The assassination attempt received worldwide media coverage and produced an immediate outpouring of sympathy, along with widespread anger. Protests against the shooting were held in several Pakistani cities the day after the attack. Pakistani officials offered a $105,000 (10m rupee) reward for information leading to the arrest of the attackers. United States President Barack Obama found the news of the Talibani shooting of 14-year-old Malala "reprehensible, disgusting and tragic". United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking at a gathering of the American Girl Scouts movement, said Malala Yousafzai had been "very brave in standing up for the rights of girls" and that the attackers had been "threatened by that kind of empowerment". United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called it a "heinous and cowardly act". Yousafzai's father, Ziaddun Yousafzai, said "We wouldn't leave our country if my daughter survives or not. We have an ideology that advocates peace. The Taliban cannot stop all independent voices through the force of bullets." One of Yousafzai's classmates told ARY Digital, a Pakistani television network, that "Every girl in Swat is Malala. We will educate ourselves. We will win. They can't defeat us". The singer Madonna spoke about Yousafzai at a concert in Los Angeles on 9 October 2012. "This made me cry," Madonna said. "The 14-year-old schoolgirl who wrote a blog about going to school. The Taliban stopped her bus and shot her. Do you realize how sick that is?" Madonna later dedicated her song, "Human Nature", to Yousafzai during the concert. Marxist Alan Woods mourned the assassination attempt, saying that Yousafzai "was on the side of the oppressed people of Pakistan and Afghanistan and every other country", going on to claim that she was a sympathiser of the IMT.

Matiullah Jan - Profile, Biography


Tv Anchor/Host
Born: N/A
Profession: Tv Anchor, Model,Journalist
Affiliation(s): Waqt News
Citizenship: Pakistani

Profile Hosted news shows at university's FM Angel Radio station, specialized in Conflict Reporting, Dissertation subject: "Racist Organisations: A Journalistic Dilemma." It was a case study of British National Party. I also produced a Radio documentary on victory of BNP in local elections as part of the Masters requirement. While at DawnNews TV, I also contributed numerous exclusive stories for Dawn Newspapers. At the TV channel I covered Supreme Court and the ensuing judicial crisis leading to lawyers movement. I also launched a first ever TV show in Pakistan which focused on unethical practices of Journalists"APNA GAREBAN." The show was shut down after 10 episodes under editorial pressure and after protests from media bodies. PTV is the oldest and most powerful state run outlet in Pakistan. I was Pakistan\s first print media journalist to move to On-camera TV reporting in Pakistan before the advent of private media in 2002. Produced news packages in both English and Urdu languages. I was the first Resource Person (Reporter), on contract, in PTV to win PTV National Award of Best News Reporter for the years 1999 & 2000. Subsequently I co-anchored PTV's News Morning shows. It was during my work in PTV that I won British Chevening Award for the year 2001-02 to do Masters in International Journalism from London, UK.

Gharida Farooqui - Profile, Biography


Tv Anchor/Host
Born: N/A
Profession: Tv Anchor, Model,Journalist
Affiliation(s): Samaa News
Citizenship: Pakistani

Profile Gharida Farooqi has quit Geo News Network and she has become part of Samaa TV. She was not on-airing from Geo from past few days. Gharida Farooqi has joined Samaa TV as newscaster and program host. She left Geo after getting attractive package and program offer from Samaa. Gharida Farooqi wiki: She is one of few female newscasters of Pakistan who studied journalism. She has done Masters in mass communication. Nowadays, she is enjoying her married life in Karachi. She was also part of PTV News but she got fame after joining Geo News as News Anchor. She didn’t have siblings in Pakistani politics as some people claim that she is sister of Sharmila Farooqi which is false claim.

Shakir Qureshi - Profile, Biography


Chairman, Karwan e Fikar UK
Born: N/A
Profession: Journalists/Columnists
Affiliation(s): Karwan e Fikar UK
Citizenship: Pakistani

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Arbab Khizer Hayat - Profile, Biography


PML- N
Born: August 7, 1974
Profession: Politics
Affiliation(s): PML - N
Citizenship: Pakistani

Profile Address: Muslim League House, Jehangir Abad Tehkal Bala Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan-25000

Sajjad Mir - Profile, Biography


Tv Anchor/Host
Born: 22 July 1947
Profession: Tv Anchor, Model,Journalist
Affiliation(s): NewsOne
Citizenship: Pakistani

Profile Sajjad Mir born on 22nd July 1947 in Amritsar, India.After the partition migrated to Sahiwal, Punjab. Received most of his education there. At that time, there was an educational atmosphere. The college which he joined was a place where you could find people like Muneer Niazi (Lahore’s most popular poet), Majeed Amjad & Zafar Iqbal (founders of the modern Ghazal), Nasir Sheraz and Jamila Hashmi. They all came from the same environment. He did masters in English, from the Punjab University. Then, He got associated with the paper “Zindagi”. That’s how he started his career in journalism. In 1973, He shifted to Karachi. He had been associated with Nawa-e-Waqt as editor and columnist and still associated with Nawa-e-Waqt as columnist but not as an editor, He had also been the editor of “Hurriyat”, a paper of Dawn group. He wrote columns in Jang, Khabrain, Nawa-e-Waqt,. Now-a-days, He is associated with TV-1 as Executive Director, Head of Current Affairs for the last 2 years and He is enjoying his job. He anchoring in 2 programs at TV-1. One of them is aired in the morning, named “Front Page”. And the other one is telecasted in the night, titled as “Sajjad Mir Key Saathâ€

Inamullah Khan Niazi - Profile, Biography


Politicians
Born: N/A
Profession: Politicians
Affiliation(s): PTI
Citizenship: Pakistani

Profile 1: History The Niazis originally lived in the Salghar area of Afghanistan. The Niazis migrated eastwards, and settled in Tank. For several generations, they lived there as traders and carriers along with their cousins, the Marwats, whom they had allied with. In the later 15th century, the Niazis expanded northwards towards the present-day Lakki Marwat, and settled on the banks of the Kurram and Gambila rivers south of Bannu, engaged mostly as graziers, but also farmers. But the Niazis were dislodged and driven further east by the Marwats. Eventually, the Niazis migrated across the Kurram river towards Isakhel, and then settled in Mianwali District. 2: Given name Niazi was originally a given name among Muslim people. Niyazi (1912–1984), Azerbaijani musical conductor and composer Niazi Demi, Albanian politician Njazi Kuqi, Finnish footballer Niyazi Manyera, Turkish Cypriot politician Niyazi Öktem, Turkish academic Niyazi Sayın, Turkish musician

Paras Khursheed - Profile, Biography


Host
Born: N/A
Profession: Anchor Person
Affiliation(s): Samaa News
Citizenship: Pakistani

Profile Born in Hyderabad, Paras Khursheed has a distinctive personality coupled with anchoring experience for half a decade. She’s already anchored programs on Samaa TV previously. Her anchoring career started in December 2004. She has done her Masters in political science. Paras Khurshid will be anchoring “30 Minute” which will be aired every Monday - Thursday at 19:05 pm – 19:30pm

Farrukh Khan Pitafi - Profile, Biography


Journalist / Anchor
Born: 09 July 1976
Profession: Journalist / Anchor
Affiliation(s): PTV News
Citizenship: Pakistani

Profile He has a Masters degree in world history from Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad. When he started writing columns in 1999 he was the youngest regular English columnist of the country. Since then he has worked for Pakistan Television, Geo Television Network, Daily The Nation, The News International, The Post, tailored a nationwide election campaign and worked for pro-freedom non governmental organizations. Farrukh Khan Pitafi has recently joined PTV News as an anchor person for his new talk show Capital View. A thorough liberal, Pitafi has advocated for civil liberties in the country. His no-nonsense approach to national and international issues distinguishes him from other Pakistani columnists, analysts and TV anchors. His areas of expertise include foreign policy, political analysis, defense policy, war on terror and many important national and international issues. He also passionately defends free media and uncensored Internet. An ethnic Baloch, Pitafi also vociferously advocates mainstreaming and integration of Balochistan and winning back the hearts and minds in the province.

Shahzad Iqbal - Profile, Biography


Anchor
Born: 23 May 1982
Profession: Anchor
Affiliation(s): CNBC Pakistan
Citizenship: Pakistani

Profile Career Shahzad Iqbal started his career as a Business Anchor and in just Seven years he has moved up to become a good Current Affairs Anchor. Shahzad has added value to CNBC Pakistan's family by conducting a current affairs program " Pakistan Aaj Raat" for past one year. He started off his career as a Business Anchor, covering the economic, trade & corporate activities in Pakistan. After gaining valuable experience as a business anchor, he switched to Current Affairs in 2009. His interest in Pakistan’s politics, history and books helped him in transition from business background to politics. Shahzad has enormous love for sports and is a cricket enthusiast. For future, his plan is to keep updating people with the ground realities of Pakistan’s politics & issues using his journalistic sources and accumulated wisdom. Personal Information Shahzad Iqbal is affiliated with Electronic Media since 2006. He started his career as a Host for Socio-Economic & Economy based shows. And from 2009 onwards he has been hosting Political & Current Affairs Shows. Personal Interests Shahzad likes reading books & loves traveling. He is also a cricket, tennis & snooker enthusiast.

Rana Mubashir - Profile, Biography


Journalist / Tv Anchor
Born: N/A
Profession: Journalist
Affiliation(s): News One
Citizenship: Pakistani

Profile Rana Mubashir is a Pakistani television news journalist and talk show host who is known more notably for his current affairs show Rana Mubashir at Prime Time on News One. He specialises and focuses mostly on Pakistani politics and has interviewed a number of high profile personalities, both within and outside the country. A professional journalist with over 20 years experience, specialising in investigative reporting. Working as Consultant Current Affairs and then Director News. Early life Rana Mubashir used to live in capital of Pakistan, Islamabad where he completed his early education and then joined Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad for his Masters Degree and completed M.Sc. Defence & Strategic Studies. Career in Journalism Rana Mubashir is dynamite journalist with over 20 years experience, he started his career in journalism from Jang Group of Newspapers as Staff Reporter from 1990 to 2006. During his journalistic career he was always been interested in investigative reporting and penned down various investigative stories. Rana has also worked in PTV as consultant Current Affairs and Business Plus TV as Director News. Nowadays Rana is working as Director News in one of the leading Pakistani TV Channel News One as well as he is host two current affair programs "Rana Mubashir at Prime Time" and "Pakistan Chowk". Facing Threats During his Career in Investigative Journalism he faced some hardships and struggled to highlighting social and human rights issue in Pakistan. Rana Mubashir faced manhandling problems during his journalistic duties, when he tried to highlight the patients issues in Government sector's Hospitals in Pakistan. In Rawalpindi Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Hospital's Doctors and the other hospital staff members manhandled senior journalist and Director News Rana Mubashir.

Bushra Rehman - Profile, Biography


Novelist & Columnist
Born: N/A
Profession: Writter
Affiliation(s): Nawa-e-waqt
Citizenship: Pakistani

Profile Bushra Rehman is a novelist & daily columnist in nawa-e-waqat Pakistan

Obaidullah Baig - Profile, Biography


Scholar
Born: N/A
Profession: Urdu writer/novelist, Columnist and media expert
Affiliation(s): n/a
Citizenship: Pakistai

Profile Obaidullah Baig was an eminent scholar, Urdu writer/novelist, Columnist and media expert from Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Obaidullah Baig with his family escaped from pograms and genocide in Rampur, India and settled in Karachi, Pakistan. Obaidullah Baig teamed up with Iftikhar Arif in 1970s and then with Ghazi Salahuddin in 1990s and won renown for the famous Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) quiz show Kasauti. Until his demise he was running a similar program from a private Pakistani TV Channel with the name of "Kasauti, Master Mind". The program is conducted by the original host of Kasauti, Quraish Pur. His wife, Salma Baig was also a renowned face on PTV for hosting programs in the past and for her participation in educational sector. Obaidullah Baig has three daughters. Obaidullah Baig's eldest daughter is Maryam Baig, who is studying in the United States. She is a visual artist and also a theatre actor. She is following her father's footsteps by making films as well. His second daughter is Fatima Adarsh, who is married to T.V actor Adarsh Ayaz and works for Pakistani news channels. Obaidullah Baig's youngest daughter Amina Baig is an artist; she also worked for The News International. Obaidullah Baig was awarded 'Pride of Performance' (August 14, 2008) by the President of Pakistan for his services to Pakistani media. Death On Friday, 22 June 2012, Obaidullah Baig died in Karachi. Obaidullah Baig | Videos A Morning with Farah Interview with Obaidullah Baig (Part 01) A Morning with Farah Interview with Obaidullah Baig (Part 02) Ptv Classic Quiz Show - Kasoty

Makhdoom Shahabuddin - Profile, Biography


Federal Minister for Textiles
Born: April 07, 1947
Profession: Politician
Affiliation(s): Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians - PPPP
Citizenship: Pakistani

Profile Makhdoom Shahabuddin (مخدوم شہاب الدین) is a Pakistani politician and a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan (February 2008-present) and has held the Federal Ministerial portfolios of finance, health and textiles. He belongs to Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab, Pakistan and his political affiliation is with the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). On 19 June 2012, in the aftermath of Yusuf Raza Gilani’s conviction and disqualification (Watch Video) by the Pakistan Supreme Court on contempt of court charges, Makhdoom Shahubuddin is being considered for nomination by the PPP as its candidate for the office of Prime Minister of Pakistan along with Hina Rabani Khar and Ahmed Mukhtar as other nominees. Profile Highlights: Federal Minister: for Textiles, Health, Finance 2008-2013: MNA from NA-194 (Rahimyar Khan-III) Affiliation: Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians Address: House # 1, Mianwali Qureshian Tehsil & District Rahimyar Khan Contact: 068-5565555-4050255 042-5734055 0300-8459101 0345-8436677