Muhammad Junaid Anwar Chaudhry

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Muhammad Junaid Anwar Chaudhry
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
Assumed office
13 August 2018
ConstituencyNA-112 (Toba Tek Singh-II)
In office
2008 – 31 May 2018
ConstituencyNA-93 (Toba Tek Singh)
Minister of State for Communications
In office
4 August 2017 – 31 May 2018
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterShahid Khaqan Abbasi
Personal details
Born (1967-06-27) 27 June 1967 (age 55)
Toba Tek Singh, Punjab, Pakistan
Political partyPakistan Muslim League (N)

Muhammad Junaid Anwar Chaudhry (Urdu: محمد جنید انور چوہدری; born 27 June 1967) 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 2008 to May 2018. He served as Minister of State for Communications in Abbasi cabinet from August 2017 to May 2018.

Early life[edit]

He was born on 27 June 1967.

Political career[edit]

He was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N) from Constituency NA-93 (Toba Tek Singh-II) in 2008 Pakistani general election.[1] He received 84,061 votes and defeated Mian Muhammad Kashif Ashfaq, a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (Q) (PML-Q). [2]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency NA-93 (Toba Tek Singh-II) in 2013 Pakistani general election.[3][4][5][6][7] He received 117,534 votes and defeated Chaudhry Muhammad Ashfaq, a candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.[8]

Following the election of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as Prime Minister of Pakistan in August 2017, he was inducted into the federal cabinet of Abbasi.[9][10] He was appointed as the Minister of State for Communications.[11][12] Upon the dissolution of the National Assembly on the expiration of its term on 31 May 2018, Chaudhry ceased to hold the office as Minister of State for Communications.[13]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency NA-112 (Toba Tek Singh-II) in 2018 Pakistani general election. He received 125,303 votes and defeated Chaudhry Muhammad Ashfaq, a candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.[14]

He has been appointed as Special Assistant to PM. Junaid would reportedly head Prime Minister’s complaint cell, while his protocol would be equivalent to a minister of state.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TOBA TEK SINGH City News". www.thenews.com.pk. Archived from the original on 6 April 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  2. ^ "2008 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 January 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  3. ^ "PPP, PML-Q break-up may deprive them of 24 NA seats". The Nation. Archived from the original on 6 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  4. ^ "PML-N, PTI, JUI-F and AML chiefs win elections". The Nation. Archived from the original on 28 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  5. ^ "PML-N tops list of MNAs with over 100,000 votes". DAWN.COM. 8 June 2013. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  6. ^ "PM allows gas connections to areas of influential politicians". DAWN.COM. 25 February 2017. Archived from the original on 30 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  7. ^ "TOBA TEK SINGH City News". www.thenews.com.pk. Archived from the original on 6 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  8. ^ "2013 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 February 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ "PM Khaqan Abbasi's 43-member cabinet takes oath today". Pakistan Today. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Portfolios of federal, state ministers". www.thenews.com.pk. Archived from the original on 5 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Bloated cabinet: Influential ministers with powerless underlings - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 25 September 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Notification" (PDF). Cabinet division. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  14. ^ "Muhammad Junaid Anwar Chaudhry of PML-N wins NA-112 election". Associated Press Of Pakistan. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.