Shibli Faraz

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Shibli Faraz
شبلی فراز
سید شبلی فراز
Federal Minister for Science and Technology
In office
16 April 2021 – 10 April 2022
PresidentArif Alvi
Prime MinisterImran Khan
Preceded byFawad Ahmed Chaudhry
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting
In office
28 April 2020 – 2 March 2021
PresidentArif Alvi
Prime MinisterImran Khan
DeputyAsim Saleem Bajwa
Preceded byFirdous Ashiq Awan (as Special Assistant)
Succeeded byFawad Ahmed Chaudhry
Leader of the Senate of Pakistan
In office
26 August 2018 – 4 June 2020
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Arif Alvi
Prime MinisterImran Khan
Preceded byRaja Zafar ul Haq
Succeeded byShahzad Waseem
Pakistani Senator
from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Assumed office
12 March 2015
Personal details
BornKohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Political party PTI (2015-present)
RelationsMasood Kausar (uncle)
ParentAhmed Faraz (father)
Residence(s)Islamabad, Pakistan

Syed Shibli Faraz (Urdu: سید شبلی فراز) is a Pakistani politician who served as the Minister of Science and Technology, in office from 16 April 2021 to 10 April 2022. He has been a member of the Senate of Pakistan from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since 2015.

Previously, Shibli had served as the Leader of the House for the Senate of Pakistan from 26 August 2018 until 4 June 2020. He is a senior member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.[1][2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

He's the son of the late Urdu poet Ahmad Faraz.[4][5][6] His uncle Barrister Masood Kausar had served as the Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. His family is of Pashtun background.[7]

He earned his LLB from the Law College, Peshawar and completed his MA in International Relations at the University de Los Andes, Colombia in 1994, while he has also been a Fellow in Finance & International Banking at the Chartered Banker Institute, London.[8]

Professional and political career[edit]

In August 2018, Prime Minister Imran Khan appointed Faraz as the Leader of the House for the Senate of Pakistan, where he served until 4 June 2020.[9]

On 27 April 2020, Khan appointed Shibli as the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting along with General Asim Saleem Bajwa as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Information and Broadcasting.[10][11]

20 September 2022 helicopter incident[edit]

Faraz was aboard a helicopter with Imran Khan and 2 others which was leaving Chakwal after a political rally by Imran Khan when the pilot of the plane fell ill. Faraz, a former pilot, took over and safely landed the helicopter.[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Maulana Haidri sworn in as Senate deputy chairman".
  2. ^ "Politicians surprised as PTI's Shibli Faraz gets 16 votes instead of 7 - Pakistan - Dunya News".
  3. ^ "PTI, coalition partners sweep senate polls from KP - ARYNEWS". 6 March 2015.
  4. ^ "PM Imran nominates Ahmad Faraz's son as Leader of the House in Senate". The News International. 25 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Senate deputy chairman: Three-hour canvassing gave us 16 votes, says PTI candidate - The Express Tribune". 16 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Senate complete".
  7. ^ Khan, Hidayat (23 November 2015). "Dawn report". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Syed Shibli Faraz". Senate of Pakistan. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  9. ^ Guramani, Nadir (25 August 2018). "PM Khan appoints Shibli Faraz as leader of the house in Senate". Dawn.
  10. ^ "Shibli Faraz appointed new information minister, Asim Bajwa replaces Firdous Ashiq Awan". 27 April 2020.
  11. ^ "Firdous Ashiq Awan out, Shibli Faraz in". The News.
  12. ^ "Shibli Faraz Flies Helicopter AS Pilot Fell Ill | Imran Khan Chakwal Jalsa | Breaking News".