Jehangir Bader

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Jehangir Bader
جہانگیر بدر
Chairperson-Senate Committee on Parliamentary Affairs
In office
March 2009 – March 2015
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterBenazir Bhutoo
Personal details
Born25 October 1944
Lahore, British Raj, now Punjab, Pakistan
Died13 November 2016(2016-11-13) (aged 72)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
NationalityPakistani
Political partyPakistan Peoples Party
ChildrenJehanzeb Bader
Alma materHailey College
University of the Punjab
OccupationPolitician

Jehangir Bader (Urdu: جہانگیر بدر) was a Pakistani politician and member of Senate of Pakistan, he served as Chairperson-Senate Committee on Parliamentary Affairs.[1] Affiliated with Pakistan Peoples Party since its inception, Jehangir Bader started his political career with the then PPP chairman Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.

He died on Sunday, 13 November 2016 due to cardiac arrest.[2]

Early life[edit]

Jehangir Bader was born in Lahore in an Arain family on 25 October in 1944. He was active in student politics in his university days.

Political career[edit]

Jahangir Badar started his political career with Pakistan Peoples Party. He met Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto during General Yahya Khan's regime. Jahangir was arrested for protesting against Yahya regime.[3] He was also arrested for anti-dictatorship protests by General Zia-Ul-Haq and General Pervez Musharaff. Badar was a central figure in PPP's leadership. He held position of Provincial president of Punjab's PPP chapter and General secretary of Pakistan Peoples Party.

He was first elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan in General Elections of 1988 from Lahore as Pakistan Peoples Party candidate, and was appointed Federal Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources, Housing & works And Science & Technology by Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.[4] He was elected to the Senate of Pakistan in 1994 and was assigned the portfolio of Federal Minister for Political Affairs and Religious Affairs and was re-elected to the Senate of Pakistan in March 2009 on a general seat as Pakistan Peoples Party candidate.[5] He was the chairperson of Senate Committee on Parliamentary Affairs and member of senate committees of Foreign Affairs, Petroleum and Natural Resources, Law and Justice. He was the Secretary General of Pakistan Peoples Party since 1999.[6][7]

Death[edit]

Badar died on 13 November 2016 on his way to hospital, after having a heart attack. He was facing cardiac and kidney disorders. He died at 72 and funeral was offered at Punjab University, Lahore.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chairperson – Senate Committee on Parliamentary Affairs". Senate of Pakistan. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  2. ^ "PPP leader Jehangir Badr passes away". Dawn. Pakistan. 14 November 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Transition: Jahangir Badar — the fallen jiyala". 14 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Career Profile". PILDAT. Archived from the original on 18 February 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Naek, Jamali elected chairman, deputy chairman Senate". Geo Tv. 12 March 2009. Archived from the original on 10 November 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Senator-jehangir-badar". Pakistan herald. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Senate Profile". Senate of Pakistan. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Jehangir Badar dies".

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