Chaudhry Mehmood Bashir

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Chaudhry Mehmood Bashir
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
Assumed office
13 August 2018
ConstituencyNA-80 (Gujranwala-II)
In office
17 March 2008 – 31 May 2018
ConstituencyNA-97 (Gujranwala-III)
In office
16 February 1997 – 12 October 1999
ConstituencyNA-77 (Gujranwala-IV)
Federal Minister for Law and Justice
In office
9 January 2018 – 31 May 2018
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterShahid Khaqan Abbasi
Preceded byZahid Hamid
Personal details
Born (1937-12-25) 25 December 1937 (age 84)
NationalityPakistani
Political partyPakistan Muslim League (N)

Chaudhry Mahmood Bashir Virk (Urdu: چوہدری محمود بشیر ورک; born 25 December 1937[1]) is a Pakistani politician who has been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan since August 2018. Previously, he was a member of the National Assembly from 1997 to 1999 and again from March 2008 to May 2018.

He served as Federal Minister for Law and Justice, in Abbasi cabinet from January 2018 to May 2018.

His parents, Bashir Ahmed Virk and Amna Bibi, gave refuge to the family of Capt (retd.) Ajit Singh Butalia at Lahore in 1947.

Political career[edit]

He was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N) from Constituency NA-77 (Gujranwala-IV) in 1997 Pakistani general election. He received 64,729 votes and defeated Muhammad Aslam Lone, a candidate of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).[2]

He ran for the seat of the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency NA-97 (Gujranwala-III) in 2002 Pakistani general election,[3] but was unsuccessful.[4] He received 12,491 votes and lost the seat to Chaudhry Shahid Akram Bhinder, a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (Q).[5]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency NA-97 (Gujranwala-III) in 2008 Pakistani general election.[6][4] He received 48,701 votes and defeated Zafar Chaudhary, a candidate of PPP.[7]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency NA-97 (Gujranwala-III) in 2013 Pakistani general election.[8][9][10][11][12] He received 104,638 votes and defeated Rana Naeem Ur Rehman Khan, a candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.[13]

In January 2018, Virk was inducted into the federal cabinet of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as a federal minister and was made Minister for Law and Justice.[14][4] Upon the dissolution of the National Assembly on the expiration of its term on 31 May 2018, Virk ceased to hold the office as Federal Minister for Law and Justice.[15]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency NA-80 (Gujranwala-II) in 2018 Pakistani general election.[16] He received 108,653 votes and defeated Mian Tariq Mehmood.[17]

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. ^ "National Assembly election result 1988-97" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 August 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Six lawyers in run for NA-97". DAWN.COM. 8 October 2002. Archived from the original on 6 April 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Mahmood Bashir Virk sworn in as federal minister". www.pakistantoday.com.pk. 10 January 2018. Archived from the original on 10 January 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  5. ^ "2002 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 January 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Gujranwala sends six lawyers to NA". DAWN.COM. 22 February 2008. Archived from the original on 6 April 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  7. ^ "2008 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 January 2018. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Pakistan General Elections 2013 - Detailed results". DAWN.COM. 12 May 2013. Archived from the original on 3 March 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Cantonment polls a test case for PML-N ministers". The Nation. Archived from the original on 27 August 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  10. ^ "N League wins all NA, PP seats in G'Wala". The Nation. Archived from the original on 6 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  11. ^ "PML-N, PTI, JUI-F and AML chiefs win elections". The Nation. Archived from the original on 28 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  12. ^ "PML-N groups lobby for Gujranwala MC mayor's slot". DAWN.COM. 8 December 2015. Archived from the original on 6 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  13. ^ "2013 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 February 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  14. ^ Reporter, The Newspaper's Staff (10 January 2018). "Chaudhry Virk appointed law minister". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 10 January 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Notification" (PDF). Cabinet division. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  16. ^ "PML-N's Mehmood Bashir Virk wins NA-80 elections". Associated Press Of Pakistan. 26 July 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  17. ^ "NA-80 Result - Election Results 2018 - Gujranwala 2 - NA-80 Candidates - NA-80 Constituency Details - thenews.com.pk". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 2 August 2018.