Akram Ansari

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Akram Ansari
Minister of State for Commerce and Textile
In office
4 August 2017 – 31 May 2018
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterShahid Khaqan Abbasi
ConstituencyNA-85 (Faisalabad-XI)
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
In office
2008 – 31 May 2018
ConstituencyNA-85 (Faisalabad-XI)
In office
1990–1999
ConstituencyNA-63 (Faisalabad-VII)
Personal details
Born (1954-04-04) 4 April 1954 (age 69)
NationalityPakistani
Political partyPakistan Muslim League (N)

Akram Ansari (Urdu: اکرم انصاری; born 4 April 1954) is a Pakistani politician who served as Minister of State for Commerce and Textile, in Abbasi cabinet from August 2017 to May 2018. He had been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, from 1990 to 1999 and again from 2008 to May 2018.

Early life[edit]

He was born on 4 April 1954.[1]

Political career[edit]

He ran for a seat in the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate for Constituency NA-63 (Faisalabad-VII) in the non-party 1985 Pakistani by-election and was elected as an MNA. He ran for the seat of the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate for Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI) for Constituency NA-63 (Faisalabad-VII) in 1988 Pakistani general election but was unsuccessful, losing to Nisar Akbar Khan.[2]

He was elected to the National Assembly as a candidate for IJI for Constituency NA-63 (Faisalabad-VII) in 1990 Pakistani general election. He received 60,983 votes.[2]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate for Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N) for Constituency NA-63 (Faisalabad-VII) in 1993 Pakistani general election. He received 62,592 votes.[2]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate for PML-N for Constituency NA-63 (Faisalabad-VII) in 1997 Pakistani general election. He received 62,963 votes.[2]

Ansari could not run in 2002 general election due not having a degree.[3][4]

Ansari was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate for PML-N for Constituency NA-85 (Faisalabad-XI) in 2008 Pakistani general election. He secured 72197 votes.[5]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate for PML-N for Constituency NA-85 (Faisalabad-XI) in 2013 Pakistani general election.[6][7][8][9]

Following the election of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as Prime Minister of Pakistan in August 2017, he was inducted into the federal cabinet of Abbasi.[10][11] He was appointed as the Minister of State for Commerce and Textile.[12][13] Upon the dissolution of the National Assembly on the expiration of its term on 31 May 2018, Ansari ceased to hold the office as Minister of State for Commerce and Textile.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detail Information". www.pildat.org. PILDAT. Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. ^ a b c d "Election result 1988-1997" (PDF). ECP. Archived (PDF) from the original on 28 August 2017. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Ansaris to rule the roost in NA-85". DAWN.COM. 16 December 2007. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Ex-ministers defeated". DAWN.COM. 19 February 2008. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  5. ^ "2008 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 January 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Official results: PML-N leading the race in National Assembly – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 12 May 2013. Archived from the original on 3 March 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Parliamentary board session: PML-N begins screening out poll aspirants – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 10 April 2013. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  8. ^ "138 MNAs either paid no income tax, or FBR has no such data". www.thenews.com.pk. Archived from the original on 3 February 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  9. ^ "PM allows gas connections to areas of influential politicians". DAWN.COM. 25 February 2017. Archived from the original on 30 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  10. ^ "A 43-member new cabinet sworn in". Associated Press Of Pakistan. 4 August 2017. Archived from the original on 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  11. ^ "PM Khaqan Abbasi's 43-member cabinet takes oath today". Pakistan Today. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Portfolios of federal, state ministers". www.thenews.com.pk. Archived from the original on 5 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Bloated cabinet: Influential ministers with powerless underlings - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 25 September 2017. Archived from the original on 25 September 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Notification" (PDF). Cabinet division. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.