Omer Sarfraz Cheema

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Omar Sarfraz Cheema
42nd Governor of Punjab
In office
3 April 2022 – 10 May 2022
Appointed byImran Khan
PresidentArif Alvi
Prime MinisterImran Khan
Shehbaz Sharif
Preceded byMohammad Sarwar
Succeeded byMuhammad Baligh Ur Rehman
Advisor the Chief Minister, Home and Prisons
In office
13 October 2022 – 14 January 2023
GovernorMuhammad Baligh Ur Rehman
Chief MinisterChaudhry Pervaiz Elahi
Preceded byMuhammad Hashim Dogar(as Minister)
Advisor to the Chief Minister, Information
In office
6 August 2022 – 14 January 2023
GovernorMuhammad Baligh Ur Rehman
Chief MinisterChaudhry Pervaiz Elahi
Personal details
Born
Omer Sarfraz Cheema

(1969-07-24) 24 July 1969 (age 54)
Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan
Political partyPTI (1996-present)

Chouhdary Omer Sarfraz Cheema (born 24 July 1969) is a Pakistani politician belonging to Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (1996-present) . He has been a founding member of PTI. He served as the 42nd Governor of Punjab from 3 April 2022 to 10 May 2022 and was appointed by Imran Khan. He was removed as Governor and replaced by Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman on 30 May 2022, with approval from the President of Pakistan.[1] He was later appointed as Advisor to the Chief Minister of Punjab on Information by Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi. He was further appointed as Advisor to the Chief Minister on Home and Prisons. He ceased to hold both offices on 14 January 2023.

Background[edit]

Cheema was born on July 24, 1969, in Wazirabad, Punjab and belongs to a Jat Family. He has studied at Saint Anthony's School Lahore. He did his graduation from Government College University Lahore.[2]

Political career[edit]

He has been the founding member of PTI.

On 3 April 2022, Cheema was appointed as the Governor of Punjab by Imran Khan after the removal of Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar.[3][4]

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif sent a summary for the removal of the Governor of Punjab to President Arif Alvi[5] and he was subsequently removed from office on 10 May 2022.[6][7]

Cheema was inducted into the cabinet of Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on 6 August 2022 as Advisor to the Chief Minister on Information. He was also appointed on 13 October 2022 as Advisor to the Chief Minister on Home and Prisons.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tahir, Zulqernain (31 May 2022). "Alvi concedes, Baligh becomes Punjab governor". DAWN.
  2. ^ "Omar Sarfraz Cheema Made New Punjab Governor As Imran Khan Faces No-trust Vote". The Margalla Today. Retrieved 17 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Govt appoints Omer Cheema as Punjab governor, sacks Chaudhry Sarwar". Dawn. 3 April 2022.
  4. ^ "Sarwar gets the boot as govt appoints Omar Cheema as governor Punjab". Express Tribune. 3 April 2022.
  5. ^ Siddiqui, Naveed (9 May 2022). "President Alvi 'strongly rejects' PM's advice to remove Punjab governor". DAWN.
  6. ^ Malik, Mansoor (10 May 2022). "Punjab governor removed despite president's resistance". DAWN.
  7. ^ Siddiqui, Naveed (21 May 2022). "Punjab governor logjam continues as Alvi tells Shehbaz that Cheema still holds office". DAWN.
  8. ^ "Imran approves Omar Sarfraz Cheema's appointment as advisor to Punjab home minister". Dunya News. 12 October 2022. Retrieved 12 October 2022.
  9. ^ "Punjab CM appoints 3 advisors, 4 special assistants". The Nation. 6 August 2022. Retrieved 12 October 2022.
Political offices
Preceded by Governor of Punjab
3 April 2022 – 10 May 2022
Succeeded by