Chaudhry Amir Hussain

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Chaudhry Amir Hussain
17th Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan
In office
19 September 2002 – 19 March 2008
DeputySardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan
Preceded byElahi Bux Soomro
Succeeded byFahmida Mirza
Personal details
Born (1942-06-22) 22 June 1942 (age 81)
Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir (princely state)
(now Jammu and Kashmir, India)
Political partyPakistan Muslim League (Before 1985)
Pakistan Muslim League-
Pakistan Muslim League-
Pakistan Muslim League-
Alma materUniversity of the Punjab

Chaudhry Amir Hussain (born 22 June 1942; Jammu and Kashmir) is a Pakistani politician. He was the 17th Speaker of National Assembly of Pakistan, serving from 2002 to 2008.[1]

Chaudhry Amir Hussain was born in Jammu. His family migrated to Sialkot in 1947. He did M.A., LLB from the University of the Punjab & enrolled as an advocate. He is now an advocate of Supreme Court of Pakistan. He started his parliamentary politics in 1985 when he was elected Member National Assembly of Pakistan. He represented his constituency five terms. He remained Federal Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary affairs. He also served as a Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan from 2002 to 2008.[2][3]

On October 2, 2007, 85 Pakistani opposition lawmakers resigned from the country's parliament to derail President Pervez Musharraf's re-election bid. The parliament was to elect the new president before October 15. National Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Amir Hussain stated that the resignations would not affect the presidential election.[4]

Hussain was defeated in his constituency in Sialkot in the February 2008 parliamentary election.[5]


  1. ^ "South Asia earthquake: Interview with the Speaker of Pakistan's National Assembly". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2014-09-23.
  2. ^ "A woman's touch wins over a rural electorate". 15 April 2013.
  3. ^ "PTI picks up support from PML-Q faction". 18 October 2011.
  4. ^, Mass walkout bid to stop Musharraf
  5. ^ Nirupama Subramanian, "Big heads roll in Pakistan poll", The Hindu, February 20, 2008.
Political offices
Preceded by Speaker of the National Assembly
Succeeded by