Musadik Malik

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Musadik Malik
Minister of State for Petroleum
In office
28 April 2022 – 10 August 2023
PresidentArif Alvi
Prime MinisterShehbaz Sharif
Member of the Senate of Pakistan
Assumed office
12 March 2018
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Arif Alvi
Prime MinisterShahid Khaqan Abbasi
Imran Khan
Shehbaz Sharif
Minister of Water and Power
In office
3 April 2013 – 4 June 2013
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterMir Hazar Khan Khoso (Caretaker)
Spokesperson for Prime Minister of Pakistan
In office
21 November 2014 – 28 July 2017
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterNawaz Sharif
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Media Affairs
In office
4 August 2017 – 31 May 2018
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterShahid Khaqan Abbasi
Personal details
BornLahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Political partyPakistan Muslim League (N)

Dr. Musadik Masood Malik is a Pakistani politician who has been a member of the Senate of Pakistan since March 2018 and served as the Minister of State for Petroleum from April 2022 to August 2023.[1] He served as the Federal Minister of Water and Power in Khoso caretaker ministry in 2013.

Academic career[edit]

Malik graduated in Pharmacy from the University of the Punjab. He did a Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and Policy from the University of Illinois. He also earned an MBA. Besides teaching these subjects, he has also advised governments in the oil-rich Middle Eastern countries, suh as Saudi Arabia, on matters such as economics, education and healthcare.[2]

Political career[edit]

Malik began his political career when he joined Pervez Musharraf's National Commission for Human Development (NCHD), under Nasim Ashraf.[2]

Malik was inducted into the federal cabinet of caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso on 3 April 2013[3] and was appointed as Federal Minister for Water and Power where he served until 4 June 2013.[4]

In November 2014, Malik was appointed as spokesperson for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.[2]

In August 2017, he was appointed as Special Assistant to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Media Affairs.[5]

He was nominated by Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N) as its candidate in 2018 Pakistani Senate election.[6] However the Election Commission of Pakistan declared all PML-N candidates for the Senate election as independent after a ruling of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.[7]

Malik was elected to the Senate of Pakistan as an independent candidate on general seat from Punjab in Senate election.[8][9] He was backed in the election by PML-N[10] and joined the treasury benches, led by PML-N after getting elected.[11] He took oath as Senator on 12 March 2018.[12]

In April 2018, he was given the status of federal minister in the cabinet of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.[13]


  1. ^ Reporter, The Newspaper's Staff (28 April 2022). "PML-N's Musadik Malik made state minister". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 28 April 2022.
  2. ^ a b c Ghumman, Khawar (21 November 2014). "Parliament Watch: Nawaz Sharif's new spokesperson a man of many talents". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  3. ^ Ghumman, Khawar (4 April 2013). "Portfolios allotted: Surprise addition likely in caretaker cabinet". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Federal care-taker cabinet 2013". Cabinet Division. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Portfolios allocated to PM's advisers, special assistants". DAWN.COM. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Ishaq Dar, PM's sister named PML-N candidates for Senate elections - Pakistan - Dunya News". Dunya News. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  7. ^ "PML-N's Senate nominees to contest election as independent candidates, says ECP". DAWN.COM. 22 February 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  8. ^ "LIVE: PML-N-backed independent candidates lead in Punjab, PPP in Sindh - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 3 March 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  9. ^ Khan, Iftikhar A. (4 March 2018). "PML-N gains Senate control amid surprise PPP showing". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  10. ^ "PML-N bags 11 Senate seats from Punjab". 3 March 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  11. ^ Guramani, Nadir (22 March 2018). "15 independent senators backed by PML-N in Senate polls join treasury". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Senate elect opposition-backed Sanjrani chairman and Mandviwala his deputy". The News. 12 March 2018. Archived from the original on 12 March 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  13. ^ "Notification April 2018" (PDF). Cabinet division. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 April 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2018.