Chaudhry Altaf Hussain

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Chaudhry Altaf Hussain
25th and 27th Governor of Punjab
In office
26 March 1994 – 21 May 1995
PresidentFarooq Leghari
Prime MinisterBenazir Bhutto
Preceded byIqbal Khan
Succeeded byRaja Saroop Khan
In office
25 April 1993 – 19 July 1993
PresidentGhulam Ishaq Khan
Prime MinisterBalakh Sher Mazari
Nawaz Sharif
Preceded byMian Muhammad Azhar
Succeeded byIqbal Khan
Personal details
Born28 May 1929
Dina, Punjab, British India
Died21 May 1995
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Political partyPakistan Peoples Party
RelationsChaudhry Javaid hussain (brother)

Chaudhry naseem hussain (brother)

Chaudhry Iftikhar Hussain (brother)
Fawad Chaudhry (nephew)
ChildrenChaudhry Farrukh Altaf (son)Sameena sunpal]](Daughter)

Chaudhry Altaf Hussain (Punjabi and Urdu: چودھری الطاف حسین), was a Pakistani politician who served as the 19th Governor of Punjab, Pakistan in 1993 and again from 1994 and 1995. Previously, he had been member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from 1956 to 1958 and again from 1990 to 1993. He was then appointed as Governor of Punjab which he served for three years.

Early life and family[edit]

He was born on 28 May 1929 in a political family of Jhelum District to former politician Chaudhry Mohammad Awais.[1] He is the brother of former Chief Justice of Lahore High Court and former tehsil nazim chaudhry javaid hussain.[1] His son Chaudhry Farrukh Altaf and nephew Fawad Chaudhry currently serving as member of National Assembly of Pakistan.

Political career[edit]

He was first elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan in 1956 which he served till 1958.[1]

He participated in 1970 Pakistani general election from his constituency but defeated.[1]

In 1981, he joined the Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq Majlis-i-Shura and remained a member till 1985.[1]

He again participated in 1985 Pakistani general election as an independent candidate which he lost.[1]

In 1990, he joined Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).[2] He once again participated in 1990 Pakistani general election as a candidate of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and defeated Raja Mohammad Afzal of the Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI).[1]

In 1993, he was appointed Governor of Punjab, Pakistan where he served till July 1993. He was re-appointed in April 1994 where he remained in office till his death on 21 May 1995.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Butt, Waseem Ashraf (9 May 2013). "The political fortunes of Jhelum".
  2. ^ Butt, Waseem Ashraf (23 January 2013). "Jhelum PPP workers upset over Rajas' joining".
Political offices
Preceded by Governor of Punjab
Apr 1993 – Jul 1993
Succeeded by