Barjees Tahir

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Barjees Tahir
برجیس طاہر
Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan
In office
4 August 2017 – 31 May 2018
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterShahid Khaqan Abbasi
Succeeded byRoshan Khursheed Bharucha
In office
13 June 2013 – 28 July 2017
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterNawaz Sharif
Preceded byManzour Vatto
Governor of Gilgit–Baltistan
In office
16 February 2015 – November 2015
Preceded byPir Karam Ali Shah
Personal details
Born (1948-04-20) 20 April 1948 (age 75)[1]
Sangla Hill, Punjab, Pakistan
Political partyPakistan Muslim League (N)
Alma materUniversity of Punjab

Chaudhry Muhammad Barjees Tahir (Urdu: چوہدری محمد برجیس طاہر; born 20 April 1948) is a Pakistani politician who had been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from August 2018 till August 2023. Previously, he was a member of the National Assembly between 1990 and May 2018.

He served as Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan in the Abbasi cabinet from August 2017 to May 2018. Previously he served as the Minister of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan.[2] A member of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), Tahir briefly served as Governor of Gilgit–Baltistan in 2015.[3][4]

Early life and education[edit]

He was born on 20 April 1948.[1]

He graduated with masters in Law and Political Science from University of Punjab in Lahore.[5]

Political career[edit]

Tahir was elected as a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan in 1990 Pakistani general election for the first time. He was re-elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan in 1993 Pakistani general election. From 1990 to 1993, he served as federal parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Interior during Nawaz Sharif first government in 1990. He was re-elected as member of the National Assembly in 1993 Pakistani general election, and again in 1997 Pakistani general election. After the overthrow of the Pakistan Muslim League (N) government in 1999 in a coup de'tat by Pervez Musharraf, he was arrested. He was re-elected member of National Assembly in 2008 Pakistani general election.[4]

After winning National Assembly seat in 2013 Pakistani general election. he was made Minister of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas. In February 2015, he was appointed Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan as Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan.[6] He had ceased to hold ministerial office in July 2017 when the federal cabinet was disbanded following the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after Panama Papers case decision.[7]

Following the election of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as Prime Minister of Pakistan in August 2017, he was inducted into the federal cabinet of Abbasi.[8][9] He was appointed as the Federal Minister of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan.[10][11] Upon the dissolution of the National Assembly on the expiration of its term on 31 May 2018, Tahir ceased to hold the office as Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan.[12]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency NA-117 (Nankana Sahib-I) in 2018 Pakistani general election.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Detail Information". 21 April 2014. Archived from the original on 21 April 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "Indian aggression may lead to nuclear war: Barjees Tahir". Daily Times. Pakistan. 30 September 2016. Archived from the original on 13 October 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Ex-officio basis: Barjees Tahir appointed Gilgit-Baltistan governor – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 15 February 2015. Archived from the original on 31 May 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Profile". 202.83.164.28. Minister of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas. Archived from the original on 13 October 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Profile". Ministry of Kashmir Affairs & Gilgit Baltistan, Islamabad, Pakistan. 30 December 2017. Archived from the original on 30 December 2017. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  6. ^ "G-B gubernatorial row: Barjees Tahir takes oath but predecessor says he is still governor – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 17 February 2015. Archived from the original on 13 October 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  7. ^ "PM Nawaz Sharif steps down; federal cabinet stands dissolved". Daily Pakistan Global. Archived from the original on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ "PM Khaqan Abbasi's 43-member cabinet takes oath today". Pakistan Today. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Portfolios of Federal Ministers, Ministers of State announced". Radio Pakistan. 5 August 2017. Archived from the original on 5 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Portfolios of federal, state ministers". The News International. Archived from the original on 5 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Notification" (PDF). Cabinet division. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  13. ^ "PML(N)'s Ch Muhammad Barjees Tahir wins NA-117 election". Associated Press of Pakistan. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by Minister of States, Frontiers and Kashmir Affairs
2013–present
Incumbent