Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha

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Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
Assumed office
13 August 2018
ConstituencyNA-89 (Sargodha-II)
In office
1 June 2013 – 31 May 2018
ConstituencyNA-65 (Sargodha-II)
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs
In office
10 October 2017 – 31 May 2018
Prime MinisterShahid Khaqan Abbasi
Succeeded bySyed Ali Zafar
Personal details
Born (1977-07-22) 22 July 1977 (age 45)
NA-65 (Sargodha)
NationalityPakistani
Political partyPakistan Muslim League (N)

Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha (Urdu: محسن شاہنواز رانجھا; born 22 July 1977) is a Pakistani politician who has been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan since August 2018. Previously, he was a member of the National Assembly from June 2013 to May 2018. He served as Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, in Abbasi cabinet from October 2017 to May 2018.

Early life[edit]

He was born on 22 July 1977.[1]

Political career[edit]

He ran for the seat of the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N) from Constituency NA-65 (Sargodha-II) in 2008 Pakistani general election but was unsuccessful.[2][3] He received 41,655 votes and lost the seat to Ghias Mela. In the same election, he also ran for the seat of Provincial Assembly of the Punjab from Constituency PP-32 (Sargodha-V) as an independent candidate but was unsuccessful. He received 1,036 votes and lost the seat to Chaudhry Aamir Sultan Cheema.[4]

He was elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency NA-65 (Sargodha-II) in 2013 Pakistani general election.[5][2][6][7] He received 102,871 votes and defeated Ghias Mela.[8] During his tenure as Member of the National Assembly, he served as the Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Information and Broadcasting.[9]

Following the election of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as Prime Minister of Pakistan in August 2017, he was inducted into the federal cabinet of Abbasi[10][11] and was made Minister of State, however he was not assigned any ministry.[12] In October 2017, he was made Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs.[13] Upon the dissolution of the National Assembly on the expiration of its term on 31 May 2018, Ranjha ceased to hold the office as Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs.[14]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency NA-89 (Sargodha-II) in 2018 Pakistani general election.[15]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "PPP-Q coalition likely to give N a hard time". The Nation. Archived from the original on 17 May 2017. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  4. ^ "2008 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 January 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  5. ^ "PUNJAB: The sheikh's domain". DAWN.COM. 11 May 2013. Archived from the original on 3 March 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  6. ^ "138 MNAs either paid no income tax, or FBR has no such data". www.thenews.com.pk. Archived from the original on 3 February 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  7. ^ "PM allows gas connections to areas of influential politicians". DAWN.COM. 25 February 2017. Archived from the original on 30 March 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  8. ^ "2013 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 February 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Mohsin Shahnawaz becomes head of Journalist Committee". Radio Pakistan. Archived from the original on 23 August 2017. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  10. ^ "A 43-member new cabinet sworn in". Associated Press Of Pakistan. 4 August 2017. Archived from the original on 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  11. ^ "PM Khaqan Abbasi's 43-member cabinet takes oath today". Pakistan Today. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Bloated cabinet: Influential ministers with powerless underlings - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 25 September 2017. Archived from the original on 25 September 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  13. ^ Junaidi, Ikram (12 October 2017). "Three NA panel heads, two state ministers and 11 parliamentary secretaries appointed". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 8 November 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Notification" (PDF). Cabinet division. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  15. ^ "LIVE UPDATES: PTI leads in election 2018 results". www.pakistantoday.com.pk. Retrieved 3 August 2018.