BiographySenator Saleem H. Mandviwalla was the honorable Chairman of the Board of Investment and Minister of State for Investment of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, a position he held from the time period of October 2008 till May 2013. Prior to his appointment, he was the President of the Lasbela Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the region of Lasbela, Baluchistan. He was elected as the Minister of Finance on the day of 19 February 2013 till the day of 7 June 2013. Saleem Mandviwalla was unanimously appointed as the chairperson for Senate’s Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization. Saleem Mandviwalla belongs from Karachi, Sindh. He is a well-educated man and graduated from Fort Worth School of Aviation-Ft. Worth in Texas USA, in 1981.
Business ManSaleem Mandviwalla belongs to the family that has been in the real estate business in Karachi and other cities of Pakistan since 1921. The family expanded their business to different trades locally and internationally and owned businesses in the manufacturing, media and automobile sectors.
Initial CareerHe had no experience of politics until the PPP won 2008 elections and formed its government in Islamabad where he had been appointed chairman of the Board of Investment in October 2008 because of his close association with party co-chairperson and then president Asif Ali Zardari.
Political CareerSaleem Mandviwalla was elected as a member of senate during the senate elections of 2015. He took the oath and assumed office on 12th March, 2015. His six years long term will end in March 2021. His seat description is Technocrats including Ulema. Currently he is associated with a number of committees of Senate, namely; The Twenty Four Demands made by Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gas Infra Structure Development Cess Bill, 2015, Defence, Science and Technology, Textile Industry and Commerce. He serves as the chairman of Finance Revenue Economics Affairs Statistics and Privatization committee. He was appointed as Minister of State for Finance Division, Government of Pakistan on 13th November, 2012 and later assumed office as the Federal Minister for Finance, Government of Pakistan on 19th February, 2013.
Elected as Deputy ChairmanOpposition-backed Sadiq Sanjrani on Monday 12 March 2018 bagged a lion’s share of votes to be elected Senate chairman while Saleem Mandviwalla became deputy chairman of the upper house of parliament.Sanjrani secured 57 votes while PML-N candidate Raja Zafarul Haq received 46 votes. Similarly, Mandviwalla secured 54 against Usman Kakar’s 44 votes.
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