Chaudhry Zaheer Ud Din

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Chaudhry Zaheer Ud Din
Provincial Minister of Punjab for Public Prosecution
Assumed office
6 September 2018
Member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab
Assumed office
15 August 2018
ConstituencyPP-100 (Faisalabad-IV)
Personal details
NationalityPakistani
Political partyPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
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Punjab Assembly Lahore

Chaudhry Zaheer Ud Din is a Pakistani politician is the current Provincial Minister of Punjab for Public Prosecution, in office since 6 September 2018. He has been a member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab since August 2018.

Previously, he was a member of the Punjab Assembly from 1988 to 1990, from 1993 to 1996, from 2002 to 2007 and again from 2008 to 2013.

Early life and education[edit]

He was born on 22 February 1945 in Gurdaspur, India.[1]

He graduated from the University of the Punjab in 1969 and received a degree of Bachelor of Arts.[1]

Political career[edit]

He was elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) from Constituency PP-46 (Faisalabad-IV) in 1988 Pakistani general election. He received 21,761 votes and defeated Muhammad Akram Chaudhry, a candidate of Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI).[2]

He ran for the seat of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of Pakistan Democratic Alliance (PDA) from Constituency PP-46 (Faisalabad-IV) in 1990 Pakistani general election but was unsuccessful. He received 15,607 votes and lost the seat to Muhammad Akram Chaudhry, a candidate of IJI.[2]

He was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of PPP from Constituency PP-46 (Faisalabad-IV) in 1993 Pakistani general election. He received 29,896 votes and defeated Muhammad Akram Chaudhry, a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N).[2]

He was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (Q) (PML-Q) from Constituency PP-55 (Faisalabad-V) in 2002 Pakistani general election. He received 24,370 votes and defeated Talib Hussain Ijaz, a candidate of PPP.[3] On 3 January 2003, he was inducted into the provincial Punjab cabinet of Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi and was appointed as Provincial Minister of Punjab for Communications and Works.[4]

He was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of PML-Q from Constituency PP-55 (Faisalabad-V) in 2008 Pakistani general election. He received 26,520 votes and defeated Rana Muhammad Idress Khan, a candidate of PML-N.[5]

In March 2008, he became leader of the opposition in the Punjab Assembly.[6] In March 2011, he resigned as leader of the opposition in the Punjab Assembly.[7]

He ran for the seat of the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate of PML-Q from Constituency NA-77 (Faisalabad-III) in 2013 Pakistani general election but was unsuccessful. He received 58,680 votes and lost the seat to Muhammad Asim Nazir. In the same election, he ran for the seat of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of PML-Q from Constituency PP-55 (Faisalabad-V) but was unsuccessful. He received 27,117 votes and lost the seat to Rana Shoaib Adrees Khan.[8]

He was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf from Constituency PP-100 (Faisalabad-IV) in 2018 Pakistani general election.[9]

On 27 August 2018, he was inducted into the provincial Punjab cabinet of Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar without any ministerial portfolio.[10] On 6 September 2018, he was appointed as Provincial Minister of Punjab for public prosecution.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Profile". www.pap.gov.pk. Punjab Assembly. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Punjab Assembly election results 1988-97" (PDF). ECP. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  3. ^ "2002 election result" (PDF). ECP. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  4. ^ Hanif, Intikhab (4 January 2003). "25-member Punjab cabinet takes oath". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  5. ^ "2008 election result" (PDF). ECP. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Chaudhry Zaheer named opposition leader in Punjab Assembly". AAJ News. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Chaudhry Zaheeruddin resigns from Punjab Assembly | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  8. ^ "2013 election result" (PDF). ECP. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Election Results 2018 - Constituency Details". www.thenews.com.pk. The News. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Aleem Khan steps away from business before taking oath as minister". www.pakistantoday.com.pk. 28 August 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Five ministers of Punjab get portfolios". Dunya News. 6 September 2018. Retrieved 6 September 2018.