Farogh Naseem

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Mohammad Farogh Naseem
فروغ نسیم
Federal Minister of Law
In office
24 July 2020 – 2 April 2022
PresidentArif Alvi
Prime MinisterImran Khan
Preceded byHimself
Succeeded byFawad Chaudhry
In office
29 November 2019 – 1 June 2020
PresidentArif Alvi
Prime MinisterImran Khan
Preceded byHimself
Succeeded byHimself
In office
20 August 2018 – 26 November 2019
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Arif Alvi
Preceded bySyed Ali Zafar (caretaker)
Succeeded byHimself
Member of the Senate of Pakistan
Assumed office
12 March 2018
ConstituencySindh
In office
12 March 2012 – 11 March 2018
ConstituencySindh
Personal details
Born (1960-06-26) June 26, 1960 (age 62)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Political partyMuttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan

Mohammad Farogh Naseem (Urdu: محمد فروغ نسیم) is a Pakistani politician and barrister who served as the Federal Minister of Law and Justice until 2 April 2022. He is serving as member of the Senate of Pakistan. He has previously served as Advocate General of Sindh.

Early life and education[edit]

He has completed his graduation in Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Wales, Master of Laws (LLM) from the London School of Economics and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in comparative constitutional law from the University of London.[1]

Political career[edit]

He was elected to the Senate of Pakistan from Sindh against technocrats seat on March 12, 2012. In March 2018, he was re-elected on general seat from Sindh.[2]

On 20 August 2018, he was sworn in as Federal Minister of Law and Justice in the federal cabinet of Prime Minister Imran Khan.[3]

He resigned on 26 November 2019, and presented his resignation in federal cabinet to represent the government in a case regarding Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa's tenure extension in the Supreme Court [4]

On 29 November 2019, he was again sworn in as Federal Minister of Law and Justice in the federal cabinet of Prime Minister Imran Khan.[5]

He resigned on 1 June 2020, and presented his resignation to Prime Minister Imran Khan to represent Federal Government regarding Justice Qazi Faez Isa's case in Supreme Court.[6]

On 24 July 2020, he was again sworn in as Federal Minister of Law and Justice in the federal cabinet of Prime Minister Imran Khan for third time.[7] Law Minister Farogh Naseem, who paid over Rs35 million, was the highest tax-paying member of the Senate in 2018.[8]

Family[edit]

His father, Mohammad Naseem (late), was also a practicing lawyer, and the late Justice M.B. Ahmad, an ICS officer who also served as the first secretary of the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan; before being elevated as a judge of the Sindh High Court, was his paternal uncle.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "KARACHI: Youngest AG for Sindh". The Daily Dawan. Dawn News. January 8, 2008. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Profile: Farogh Naseem". www.senate.gov.pk. Senate of Pakistan. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  3. ^ "16 ministers from PM Imran Khan's cabinet sworn in". DAWN.COM. 20 August 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Cabinet amends Army Regulations to include provision for 'extension in tenure' of army chief". 26 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Amp".
  6. ^ "Law minister resigns to represent federal govt in Justice Isa case". June 2020.
  7. ^ "Farogh Naseem takes oath as law minister for the third time". 24 July 2020.
  8. ^ "Shahid Khaqan paid most in taxes; Vawda, Buzdar among lawmakers who paid none: FBR 2018 data". 18 September 2020.