Mian Amer Mahmood

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Mian Amer Mahmood
Mian Amer Mahmood delivering speech at Global Cities Forum Chicago 2009.jpg
Born (1960-07-25) 25 July 1960 (age 62)
NationalityPakistani
EducationMaster of Business Administration degree from the Punjab University
OccupationPolitician
Businessperson
Known forPunjab Group of Colleges
AwardsHilal-i-Imtiaz (Crescent of Excellence) Award by the President of Pakistan in 2012

Mian Amer Mahmood, HI (born 25 July 1960) is a Pakistani businessman and politician who is the founder of the Punjab Group of Colleges. He was the Mayor of Lahore between 2001 and 2009.[1][2]

Early life and career[edit]

Mahmood was born into an Arain family. His father's name was Mian Zahoorul Haq. After completing his Master of Business Administration degree from the Punjab University, he chose to venture into the education sector of Pakistan and launched the Punjab Group of Colleges (PGC) in 1985. Later he established Punjab Law College in 1987 and Punjab College of Business Administration in 1989. In 1993, he established Punjab Institute of Computer Science, followed by Muhammad Ali Jinnah University in 1998. In 2002, 2003 and 2010, he launched the University of Central Punjab, Resource Academia School System and Allied Schools respectively.[2]

Media group[edit]

In December 2008, Amer Mahmood launched a new television network Dunya News.[3] He also launched a daily Urdu language newspaper Roznama Dunya, which publishes from eight different cities in Pakistan.[4]

Mian Amer Mahmood is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Dunya Media Group that also owns Dunya News, a TV channel in Pakistan. He is also the chairman of the Punjab Group of Colleges.[5] In 2016, Mian Amer Mahmood was elected as Chairman, Pakistan Broadcasters Association.[6]

Political career[edit]

Mahmood was first elected as a Lahore City c re-elected in 1991 and won the local bodies elections in Lahore. Later in 2001, he was elected Mayor of Lahore after winning the majority vote. He was re-elected for a subsequent term of four years, which he completed in 2009.[1]

During his mayorship, he signed agreements of 'city sisterhood' with four cities that include Isfahan in 2004 and Mashhad in 2007, both cities of Iran. In 2005, Amer Mahmood stated that he was making efforts to declare Glasgow as a twin city of Lahore. Later on 6 May 2006, the mayor reported that Glasgow City Council would announce Lahore as sister city soon.[7] Then on 14 September 2006, he signed the twin city memorandum with Glasgow's Lord Provost Liz Cameron in Glasgow.[8]

Later in February 2007, Mayor of Lahore Mian Amer Mahmood also signed the sister cities memorandum with Chicago city's mayor Richard M. Daley and declared both as twin cities.[9] During the tenure of Mian Amer Mahmood, Glasgow city provided Lahore with training facilities and fire fighting vehicles in 2008.[10]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Year Award Presented by Ref.
2012 Hilal-i-Imtiaz President of Pakistan [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mian Amer Mahmood as Lahore District Nazim". City Government of Lahore website. 16 February 2006. Archived from the original on 19 April 2007. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  2. ^ a b Profile of Mian Amer Mahmood on PakistanHerald.com website Retrieved 21 November 2020
  3. ^ Anjum Rahman/Gulraiz Khan (5 May 2013). "Blurred vision: Where is Pakistani television headed?". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Roznama Dunya ready for Capital launch". journalismpakistan.com website. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  5. ^ Punjab Group of Colleges (PGC) has successfully established the largest quality education network in the private sector across Pakistan The Network laid its foundation in Lahore in 1985.
  6. ^ Mian Amer Mahmood elected as Chairman PBA (Pakistan Broadcasters Association) Dunya News website, Published 1 November 2016, Retrieved 9 August 2018
  7. ^ "Glasgow, Lahore to be twin cities". Dawn (newspaper). 7 May 2006. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Glasgow and Lahore in closer link". BBC News website. 14 September 2006. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  9. ^ Chicago Sister Cities - Lahore, Pakistan on chicagosistercities.com website Retrieved 10 August 2018
  10. ^ Glasgow Sister Cities - Lahore, Pakistan on Glasgow City Council website Retrieved 10 August 2018
  11. ^ Rehman, Shoaib Ur (23 March 2012). "President confers 189 civil awards at Aiwan-e-Sadr". Brecorder. Retrieved 8 May 2021.