Jahangir Tareen

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Jahangir Tareen
جہانگیر ترین
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Senior member of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf
In office
2022–continue
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
In office
December 2015 – 15 December 2017
In office
October 2002 – January 2012
Federal Minister for Industries and Production
In office
August 2004 – November 2007
PresidentPervez Musharraf
Prime MinisterShaukat Aziz
Advisor on Agriculture to the Chief Minister of Punjab
In office
2002–2004
Secretary General Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI)
In office
2015–2017
Personal details
Born
Jahangir Khan Tareen

(1953-07-04) 4 July 1953 (age 69)[1][2]
Comilla, East Bengal, Pakistan (now in Bangladesh)[1]
NationalityPakistani
Political partyJahangir Tareen PTI group (2019)
PTI (2011–2022)
Other political
affiliations
PML-F (2008–2011)
PML-Q (2002–2007)
PML-N (1997–2002)
Spouse(s)Amina Tareen[3]
Children3 including Ali Tareen
RelativesSeemi Ezdi (Sister)
Makhdoom Syed Ahmed Mehmood (Brother-in-Law)
Akhtar Abdur Rahman (Uncle)
Humayun Akhtar Khan (Cousin)
Haroon Akhtar Khan (Cousin)[4]
Shaukat Tarin (cousin)[5]
Alma materForman Christian College
University of North Carolina
OccupationPolitician
businessman
OfficeMajority shareholder and executive director of JDW Group
Chairman of J.K Group
Websitewww.jahangirktareen.com

Jahangir Khan Tareen (Urdu: جہانگیر خان ترین) is a Pakistani business magnate who is the majority shareholder & CEO of JDW Group,[6] a Conglomerate specialised in Sugar Manufacturing and have four sugar units, Biomass (Bagasse) Cogeneration and have two power units, Paper manufacturing, Sugarcane Corporate Farming on 30,000 acres of land and Aviation services.[7] Jahangir Tareen is also the Chairman and owner of J.K Group,[6] a Conglomerate specialised in Sugar Manufacturing, and have two sugar units, Milk Production & Processing and Sugarcane Corporate Farming.[7] He is also the Chairman and owner of United Foods Pvt Ltd (Ali Tareen Farms, Lodhran), Indus Mining. Khan has been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan thrice between 2002 and 2017. Born in Comilla, Tareen was educated at the Forman Christian College in Lahore, and later attended the University of North Carolina. Prior to entering politics, he had been a lecturer and banker.

Tareen began his political career in 2002. He served as special adviser on agriculture and social sector initiatives to then Chief Minister of Punjab Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi before being appointed as the Federal Minister for Industries and Production where he served from 2004 to 2007 in the Shaukat Aziz ministry. In 2011, he joined PTI and became its General Secretary where he served until December 2017.

Tareen is one of the biggest tax payers in Pakistan.[8]

Early life and education[edit]

Tareen was born on 4 July 1953 in Comilla, East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).[1] He graduated from Forman Christian College, Lahore in 1971[9] and received an MBA degree from the University of North Carolina, USA, in 1974.[1]

He is an entrepreneur by profession and prior to entering in politics, he has also been a lecturer, and a banker.[1] He headed the Punjab Task Force on Agriculture from 1997 to 1999 and the Punjab Task Force on Wheat Procurement and Marketing from 2001 to 2002.[1]

Tareen is considered one of the wealthiest politicians in Pakistan,[10] with assets worth around Rs 400 billion;[9] he owns thousands of acres of farmland and some of the largest sugar mills and many other business entities in Pakistan.[11] He owns private planes which he often offers to PTI key leadership for traveling.[11]

Political career[edit]

In an interview with Newsweek Pakistan, Tareen said "he doesn't belong to a political family, but he married into a political family".[12]

He began his political career in 2002[12][9] after he was elected to the National Assembly in the 2002 Pakistani general elections from Constituency NA-195 on the ticket of Pakistan Muslim League (Q).[1][13][10]

He served as special adviser on agriculture and social sector initiatives to then Chief Minister of Punjab Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi.[10][12] In August 2004, he was inducted into the federal cabinet[1] and was made Federal Minister for Industries and Production[10][14] in the Shaukat Aziz ministry where he remained until 2007.[11][9] His sugar mills flourished during his tenure as Minister for industries.[15]

In the 2008 Pakistani general election, Tareen was re-elected as the member of the National Assembly for the second time from Constituency NA-195 on the seat of Pakistan Muslim League (F).[13][16][9]

He was the parliamentary leader of PML-F in the National Assembly.[17] Later he formed a forward block known as "Tareen's group" which comprised several seasoned politicians.[18] In 2011, he said he was to launch his own political party consisting of politicians free from corruption charges.[9] He later resigned from the National Assembly[16] and in November 2011, joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf along with a number of associates, saying that his vision was similar to PTI.[9][17][19][20][21]

In September 2013, Imran Khan appointed Tareen as the Secretary General of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf[11][22]

In the 2013 Pakistani general election, Tareen ran for the seat of the National Assembly from Constituency NA-154 (Lodhran) on the seat of PTI, but was unsuccessful.[10][13][23] Where has heavily invested.[11][10]

In the 2015 by-elections, he was re-elected as a member of the National Assembly for the third time from Constituency NA-154 (Lodhran) on the seat of PTI.[23] The seat became vacant after Tareen filed a petition in which he accused of irregularities in the constituency during the 2013 general election.[24][25][26][27]

Controversies[edit]

In 2016, PML-N filed a reference to disqualify Tareen from his National Assembly seat for "submitting false statements with the Election Commission of Pakistan".[28] In 2017, ECP rejected disqualification references against Tareen.[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "New federal ministers". DAWN.COM. 2 September 2004. Archived from the original on 9 January 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Detail Information". Pildat. 23 March 2011. Archived from the original on 23 March 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Tareen, wife 'discretionary lifetime beneficiaries' of 'camouflaged' £7 million UK home". Geo News. 6 November 2017. Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  4. ^ "32 ministers take oath: Cabinet includes 11 new faces". DAWN.COM. 2 September 2004. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  5. ^ Raza, Syed Irfan (1 April 2021). "Ex-PPP minister Shaukat Tarin to head economic advisory board". DAWN.COM.
  6. ^ a b "JDW Accounts 2018". www.jdw-group.com. 30 September 2018. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  7. ^ a b "JDW Sugar Mills Limited". Business Recorder. 24 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Top Tax Payers Last Year". thenews.com.pk. 9 February 2019. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g "Jehangir Tareen". DAWN.COM. 29 April 2013. Archived from the original on 9 January 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  10. ^ a b c d e f "Jahangir Tareen – one of Pakistan's wealthiest lawmakers". DAWN.COM. 15 December 2017. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  11. ^ a b c d e "Jahangir Tareen: PTI's money man". Herald Magazine. Dawn. 25 October 2016. Archived from the original on 9 January 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  12. ^ a b c "Silence is Not an Option: An interview with Jahangir Tareen". Newsweek Pakistan. 29 July 2011. Archived from the original on 13 February 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  13. ^ a b c "NA-154 (Lodhran-I): In a first, army given anti-terror powers for by-elections – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 23 December 2015. Archived from the original on 6 April 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  14. ^ "Jehangir Tareen among 14 ex-ministers to join PTI". The Nation. 6 November 2011. Archived from the original on 14 November 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2017.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  15. ^ "Disqualification 2.0: Jahangir Tareen's political journey – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 15 December 2017. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  16. ^ a b "Resignation of six MNAs accepted". DAWN.COM. 5 January 2012. Archived from the original on 6 April 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  17. ^ a b "Tareen to launch 'party of the clean' in September". DAWN.COM. 12 July 2011. Archived from the original on 9 January 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  18. ^ "Tareens clean men divided on PTI". The Nation. 22 September 2013. Archived from the original on 22 September 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2017.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  19. ^ "Influential figures likely to join PTI". DAWN.COM. 19 December 2011. Archived from the original on 9 January 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  20. ^ "Hurtling ahead: 'Clean' Tareen, Leghari brothers join PTI - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 20 December 2011. Archived from the original on 9 January 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  21. ^ "Legharis, Tarin, Kasuri to jump aboard PTI ship". Pakistan Today. 19 December 2011. Archived from the original on 9 January 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  22. ^ "Imran's 'war on three fronts'". DAWN.COM. 11 May 2015. Archived from the original on 9 January 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  23. ^ a b "PTI's Tareen trounces PML-N's Baloch in NA-154 Lodhran by-poll: unofficial results". DAWN.COM. 24 December 2015. Archived from the original on 6 April 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  24. ^ "Voting ends as Baloch, Tareen face off in NA-154 by-poll". DAWN.COM. 23 December 2015. Archived from the original on 6 April 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  25. ^ "PTI's Jehangir Tareen wins NA-154 by-poll". The News. 24 December 2015. Archived from the original on 9 January 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  26. ^ "Election tribunal orders re-election in NA-154, deseats PML-N lawmaker". DAWN.COM. 26 August 2015. Archived from the original on 12 January 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  27. ^ "PTI's Tareen trounces PML-N's Baloch in NA-154 Lodhran by-poll: unofficial results". DAWN.COM. 24 December 2015. Archived from the original on 24 November 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  28. ^ "PML-N files disqualification reference against PTI's Jahangir Tareen". DAWN.COM. 18 August 2016. Archived from the original on 6 April 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  29. ^ "ECP rejects disqualification references against Imran Khan, Jehangir Tareen". DAWN.COM. 16 March 2017. Archived from the original on 6 April 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2017.

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