Ali Haider Zaidi

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Ali Haider Zaidi
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Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs
In office
11 September 2018 – 10 April 2022
PresidentArif Alvi
Prime MinisterImran Khan
Preceded byMir Hasil Khan Bizenjo
Succeeded byFaisal Subzwari
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
In office
13 August 2018 – 10 April 2022
ConstituencyNA-244 (Karachi East-III)
Personal details
BornKarachi, Sindh
Political partyPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

Syed Ali Haider Zaidi is a Pakistani politician who served as the Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs from 11 September 2018 to 10 April 2022. He is the President of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Sindh chapter. He has been previously also remained a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from August 2018 to April 2022.[1]

Political career[edit]

In 1999, Zaidi joined PTI[2]

He ran for the seat of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh as a candidate of PTI from Constituency PS-116 (Karachi-XXVIII) in the 2002 general elections, but was unsuccessful. He received 2,941 votes and lost the seat to Nasrullah Khan, a candidate of the MMA.[3]

He ran for the seat of the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate of PTI from Constituency NA-252 (Karachi-XIV) and from Constituency NA-208 (Jacobabad) in the 2013 general elections[4][2] but was unsuccessful. He received 49,622 votes from NA-252 (Karachi-XIV) and lost to Abdul Rashid Godil). He received 7,589 votes from NA-208 (Jacobabad) and lost the seat to Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani.[5]

On 25 December 2014, he was appointed as president of PTI's Karachi chapter.[4][2] In December 2015, he announced that he would resign as president of PTI's Karachi chapter in the aftermath of party's poor performance in local government elections.[6]

He was elected to the National Assembly from the Constituency NA-244 (Karachi East-III) as a candidate of PTI in 2018 general elections.[7]

On 11 September 2018, he was inducted into the federal cabinet of Prime Minister Imran Khan[8] and was appointed as Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs.[9][10]

Ali Zaidi was appointed as PTI's Sindh Chapter president by Imran Khan on 25th Dec 2021.[11]

Controversy[edit]

In July 2017, Saleem Safi accused Zaidi of working against Saudi Arabia and in favor of Iranian lobby groups. Zaidi rejected the allegations and sent a legal notice to Saleem claiming 300 million (US$1.3 million) in damages.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ APP (24 November 2019). "Ali Zaidi to address 31st session of IMO Assembly as a guest Speaker". Brecorder. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Party politics: PTI's new local leader upsets old members | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 1 January 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  3. ^ "2002 election result - Sindh" (PDF). ECP. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Cracks emerge in PTI Karachi ‹ The Friday Times". The Friday Times. 2 January 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  5. ^ "2013 election result" (PDF). ECP. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  6. ^ "PTI's Ali Zaidi tenders resignation from party position | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 7 December 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Ali Haider Zaidi of PTI wins NA-244 election". Associated Press Of Pakistan. 26 July 2018. Archived from the original on 22 October 2018. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  8. ^ "PM Imran's cabinet expanded by six | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 11 September 2018. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  9. ^ Reporter, The Newspaper's Staff (13 September 2018). "State ministers for revenue, frontier regions notified". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Govt announces portfolios of new ministers". www.pakistantoday.com.pk. 13 September 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Ali Zaidi appointed as PTI Sindh President". 25 December 2021.
  12. ^ "PTI's Ali Zaidi sends legal notice to journalist Saleem Safi claiming Rs 300 million in damages over allegations of working for Iranian lobby". Daily Pakistan Global. Retrieved 8 September 2018.