Agha Siraj Durrani (Politician)

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2019-02-20 02:17:04Agha Siraj Durrani
   
Siraj Durrani belongs to a political family who is greatly inspired by the late Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. He is a very strong politician of PPP and is the speaker of Sindh Assembly since 2013.
  • Personal
  • Name:

    Agha Siraj Durrani

  • In Urdu:

    آغا سراج درانی

  • Famous As:

    Speaker of Sindh Assembly

  • Nationality:

    Pakistani

  • Residence:

    Karachi

  • Education:

    LLB Degree

  • Alma Mater:

    Sindh Muslim Law College

  • Religion:

    Islam

  • Profession:

    Politician

  • Born
  • Date:

    1955

  • Place:

    Garhi Yasin

  • Family
  • Spouse:

    Married

  • Parents:

    Agha Sadaruddin (Father)

  • Siblings :

    Agha Salahuddin (Brother

  • Relatives:

    Agha Badruddin (Uncle)

  • Career
  • Political Party:

    Pakistan Peoples Party

  • Serve As:

    Speaker of Sindh Assembly

  • Proceeded by:

    Nisar Ahmed Khohro

  • Time Period :

    2013-present

Agha Siraj Durrani Biography

Agha Siraj Durrani is a Pakistani Politician since 1988, he is one of those politicians who belongs to a political family where his father Agha Sadaruddin, and uncle Agha Badruddin remained the speakers of Sindh Assembly for a long time. The reason behind preferring Pakistan Peoples party is the affection and the endearment with Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto since ages. His brother Agha Salahuddin was also a politician but unfortunately, he lost the battle after being drowned during a picnic.

Agha Siraj Durrani Education

He is an educated politician with a remarkable educational period. He completed his matric from the  Karachi’s St Patrick’s School and then went on to complete his Bachelors in Commerce from Karachi. After completing his bachelors he decided to do LLB from the Sindh Muslim Law College. His dream of doing LLB from London remained unfulfilled. However, he boarded a flight for the United States and got admission to the University of Texas’ business administration program but he didn't continue it and left after almost a year.

Siraj Durrani Career

Initial Career

He began his political career in 1985 by competing for his first ever elections but unfortunately, he lost the seat with a majority of votes. After the annihilation, he returned to the US where he remained a functioning individual from the PPP's abroad association and returned in 1988 after Gen Zia's passing in a plane accident. He again competes in 1993 elections with Mir Murtaza Bhutto and vanquished him by winning the battle but in 1997 he again faced the defeat from Mr. Kumario. During the PMLN's tenure, he was arrested in case of robbery.

As A speaker of Provincial Assembly

He took oath as a 16th speaker of Provincial Assembly in 2013 under the supervision of Nisar Khoro (ex-Speaker of Provincial assembly). He managed to bag 87 votes out of 155. In 2015 he was reelected as a Sindh Assembly speaker by receiving 96 votes and gave defeat to Javed Hanif ( Member of MQM P). 

NAB Arrest Agha Siraj Durrani

The National Accountability Bureau has detained Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani from Islamabad today on 20th Feb 2019. As indicated by NAB authorities, Durrani faces a request for amassing resources past his referred to wellsprings of pay just as charges that he had stolen with open assets. According to NAB, the department sat tight for Durrani to leave Sindh before making the capture as Durrani is escorted by his sizable security group in his home area. The authorities further said that the reason NAB captures faculty who hold critical workplaces is on the grounds that they generally utilize their situation to impact government officers. He will appear before the court tomorrow on 21st Feb.


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