Hamid Nasir Chattha

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Hamid Nasir Chattha

حامد ناصر چٹھہ
12th Speaker of the National Assembly
In office
31 May 1986 – 3 December 1988
DeputyWazir Ahmed Jogezai
Preceded byFakhar Imam
Succeeded byMalik Meraj Khalid
Federal Minister of Information and Broadcasting
In office
10 April 1985 – 28 January 1986
Prime MinisterMuhammad Khan Junejo
Preceded byMartial Law (Zia-ul-Haq)
Succeeded byShujaat Hussain
Minister of Planning & Development
In office
9 November 1990 – 18 April 1993
Succeeded bySyed Babar Ali (caretaker)
Provincial Minister of Punjab for Health & Education
In office
Personal details
Born (1944-11-15) 15 November 1944 (age 79)
Lahore, Punjab, British India
(now Punjab, Pakistan)
Political partyPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (2016–present)
Other political
Pakistan Muslim League (Chattha)(2012–2016)
Pakistan Peoples Muslim League(2009-2012)
Pakistan Muslim League (Q)(2006–2009)
Pakistan Muslim League (J)(1988–2006)
Pakistan Muslim League(1962–1988)
Muslim League(Before 1962)
Alma materGovernment College University, Lahore
Inns of Court School of Law

Chaudhry Hamid Nasir Chattha (Punjabi: حامد ناصر چٹھا; Urdu: حامد ناصر چٹھہ) is a politician from Wazirabad, Punjab, Pakistan. He was born on November 15, 1944, in Lahore. Hamid Nasir Chattha is currently a Member of Punjab Assembly,[1][2] Pakistan after losing in 2008 National Assembly elections against his long term rival Chaudhry Shahnawaz Cheema. He was previously elected as an MNA in 1985, 1990, 1993, and 2002 from his constituency of Gujranwala. Married, he is the father of two sons and two daughters.

Early life and family[edit]

Hamid Nasir Chatha is the son of Ch. Salah-ud-Din Chatha. He has two sons, Fayyaz Chatha and Ahmad Chatha.[3]

Education and career[edit]

Hamid Nasir Chattha attended Aitchison College in Lahore. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in political science from Government College Lahore in 1966 followed by Bar-at-Law from Lincoln's Inn, London. He was not able to complete his Bar at Law exam because of his father's death.[4]

Later career[edit]

Between 1981 and 1985 Hamid Nasir Chattha served as Provincial Minister of Punjab holding the portfolio of Health and Education. Hamid Nasir won one of the biggest majorities in the Punjab in the 1985 party less elections. He then went on to serve as Speaker of the National Assembly from 1986 to 1988.

As a federal minister, he held the portfolio of Information and Broadcasting and Science and Technology during 1985–1986 and later the portfolio of Planning during 1990–1993. He was the chairman of the special committee of Kashmir with the status of federal minister.

He broke with the PML and IJI coalition led by Nawaz Sharif on 17 April 1993, a day before the government was dismissed by President Ghulam Ishaq Khan. He went on to join the PML-J, originally founded by the late Mohammed Khan Junejo. His party has had two chief ministers of the Punjab and one foreign minister when his party was a coalition partner with PPP-P.

Hamid Nasir Chattha, a former Pakistani politician, retired from active politics in 2013. After a successful career in Politics, he decided to step away from the political arena.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Pak determined for Kashmiris right of self-determination: Chattha". PakTribune. 26 April 2005. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Hamid Nasir Chattha". Pakistan Herald. Archived from the original on 7 October 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
  3. ^ "All-Jatt contest in Wazirabad". Dawn. Pakistan. 12 August 2005. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  4. ^ "PML J - Hamid Nasir Chatta's Profile". elections.com.pk. Archived from the original on 20 December 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
Political offices
Preceded by Speaker of the National Assembly
Succeeded by