Khawaja Muhammad Safdar

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Khawaja Muhammad Safdar
Member of the Senate of Pakistan
In office
6 August 1975 – 4 July 1977
ConstituencyPunjab
In office
6 August 1973 – 5 August 1975
ConstituencyPunjab
Leader of Opposition in Provincial Assembly of West Pakistan
In office
9 June 1962 – 25 March 1969
Member of the Provincial Assembly of West Pakistan
In office
9 June 1965 – 25 March 1969
ConstituencySialkot-I
In office
9 June 1962 – 8 June 1965
ConstituencySialkot-I
Personal details
BornSialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
Died1991 (1992)
Political partyPakistan Muslim League
RelationsKhawaja Muhammad Asif (son)

Khawaja Muhammad Safdar was a Pakistani politician from Pakistan Muslim League.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

He was born in Sialkot and took an active part in the Pakistan Movement before 1947. In 1981, he was nominated as chairman of Majlis-e-Shoora, Pakistan and also acted as acting president of Pakistan in this capacity.

He is the father of foreign minister of Pakistan in 2017, Khawaja Muhammad Asif. He was elected Member of Provincial Assembly of West Pakistan in 1962[2] and was thereafter elected as leader of opposition.[2] He was re-elected to both these position in 1965.[3] and served in those positions till 25 March 1969, when General Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan seized power and dissolved the Assemblies. Khawaja Muhammad Safdar contested 1970 elections in Pakistan but lost to a nominee of Pakistan Peoples Party.[citation needed]

Sialkot Medical College was set up in Sialkot in 2011 which was later renamed after Khawaja Muhammad Safdar as Khawaja Muhammad Safdar Medical College.[4] A famous main boulevard in Sialkot on which Khwaja Muhammad Safdar Medical College lies has also been named as Khwaja Muhammad Safdar Road.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ghumman, Khawar (7 June 2013). "Experience and loyalty count in the PML-N kitchen cabinet". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Khawaja Muhammad Safdar listed as member of Provincial Assembly (1962-1965) on pap.gov.pk website". Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Khawaja Muhammad Safdar listed as member of Provincial Assembly (1965-1969)". Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  4. ^ Sialkot Medical College renamed as Khawaja Muhammad Safdar Medical College, pulsepakistan.com website, Retrieved 8 August 2017