Liaqat Baloch

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Liaqat Baloch
لیاقت بلوچ
Naib Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami
Assumed office
21 May 2019
Preceded byKhurshid Ahmad
Secretary General of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal
In office
27 April 2019 – 21 May 2019
Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami
In office
May 2009 – 27 April 2019
Succeeded byAmeer ul Azeem
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
In office
18 November 2002 – 23 July 2007
ConstituencyNA-126 (Lahore-IX)
In office
3 November 1990 – 16 October 1993
In office
21 March 1985 – 2 December 1988
Personal details
Born (1952-12-09) 9 December 1952 (age 71)
Muzaffargarh, Punjab, Pakistan
Political partyJamaat-e-Islami (2019-present)

Liaqat Baloch (Urdu: لیاقت بلوچ; born 9 December 1952) is a political leader in Pakistan.

A member of the Pakistani parliament in 1985, 1990 and 2002,[1][2][3] Baloch is currently serving as the Naib Ameer (Deputy Chief) of Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan's Islamic religio-political party and also served as the Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami until 2019.[4][5]

He was also the secretary-general of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) and the deputy leader of the opposition in the National Assembly.[6][7]

Early life and family[edit]

He is originally from Muzaffargarh, a remote area of southern Punjab – although his family's origins are in the nearby province of Balochistan. Today, Baloch lives in Lahore.

He holds an MA (Mass Communication) and LLB degree from the University of the Punjab.

His sister-in-law is Dr Tahira Basharat, an important figure attached to the department of Islamic Studies at the University of the Punjab, where she served as Professor and Dean.[8]

Political career[edit]

He played an active role in student politics in the late 1970s, and at the University of the Punjab he was elected president of the Students Union in 1976. He was also elected the all Pakistan president of Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba in 1977 and 1978.


  • Rushaniyun Ka Safar (Journey of Enlightenment), in Salim Mansur Khalid, ed., Talabah Tahrikain (Student Movements) 2: 219-30. Lahore: Al-Badr Publications, 1989.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "7th National Assembly from 1985 to 1988. List of Members and Addresses" (PDF). National Assembly of Pakistan. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  2. ^ "9th National Assembly from 1990 to 1993. List of Members and Addresses" (PDF). National Assembly of Pakistan. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Election Result NA-126 Lahore-IX Punjab | Pakistan Election 2013 -". Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Amirul Azeem JI's new secretary general". The News International (newspaper). 27 April 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  5. ^ "JI praises Afghan people for achieving 'great victory'". Business recorder (newspaper). 17 August 2021. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  6. ^ "2018 elections: Are MMA's chances of winning in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa overrated?". Geo News. 14 May 2018. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  7. ^ "Jamaat-e-Islami parts way with MMA". Dunya News. 21 March 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  8. ^ "Punjab University being taken back to the 'dark days'". Pakistan Today (newspaper). 6 September 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  9. ^ Nasr, Vali (1994). The Vanguard of the Islamic Revolution: The Jama'at-i Islami of Pakistan. University of California Press. p. 275.

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