Farhatullah Babar (Politician)

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Farhatullah Babar is a Pakistani politician. He is a member of the senate. He associated with Pakistan People's Party (PPP). He came onto the forefront after heavily criticizing the Former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and former Pervez Musharraf’s government and regime.He was an outspoken critic of the former Pakistani administration headed by President General Pervez Musharraf's regime. Currently, he is the spokesperson of the office of President of Pakistan.
  • Personal
  • Name:

    Farhatullah Babar

  • In Urdu:

    فرحت اللہ بابر

  • Famous As:


  • Nationality:


  • Residence:

    Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory

  • Education:

    Chemical Engineering

  • Alma Mater:

    University of Engineering and Technology of Peshawar

  • Religion:


  • Profession:

    Chemical Engineer

  • Occupation :


  • Cabinet :

    Government of Yousaf Raza Gillani

  • Fields :

    Chemical Engineering

  • Institutions:

    Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC)

  • Career
  • Political Party:

    Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)

  • Serve As:


  • In Office
  • Role:

    President of Pakistan Engineering Council

  • Dates:


  • In Office 2
  • Role:

    Spokesperson of Presidential Office

  • Dates:

    9 September 2008 – 9 September 2013

  • President:

    Asif Ali Zardari

  • Prime Minister:

    Yousaf Raza Gillani

  • Preceded By:

    Major-General Rashid Qureshi

  • Majority :

    Pakistan Peoples Party

  • Politcal Party:


  • Resignation:

    8 March 2018


Babar was born in Peshawar and belongs to an ethnic pashtun family.He did his high-school, Babar was admitted in Peshawar University in 1959. At there, he studied for his double major where he received his B.A. in Fine Arts and B.A. with Honors in Pushto language from the Peshawar University in 1963. He was then admitted at the University of Engineering and Technology of Peshawar where he graduated and received his B.Eng. in Civil Engineering in 1965, and followed by his Sc.M in Civil engineering, in 1967, from University of Engineering and Technology of Peshawar. In 1981, he did a one year long course in French Language and received a diploma in 1981.[1]  Biography 

Political Career

Farhat served as the press secretary of former President Asif Ali Zardari from 9th Sep 2008 – 9th Sep 2013. He currently has a seat under technocrats and ulema category in the senate. He was appointed in March 2012 and will finish his tenure in March 2018.He is also an influential engineering figure and previously served as the President of Pakistan Engineering Council for a decade, known for improving the engineering practices in the country. Farhat is a member of the following committees; 
  1. The dilapidated condition of Bacha Khan Airport
  2. The Drafting Committee of the Committee of the Whole
  3. The Performance of PIA, Defence
  4. Foreign Affairs
  5. Information Broadcasting and National Heritage
  6. Human Rights and The Project of China-Pak Economic Corridor
  7. Serves as the chairperson of The Right to Information Bill, 2016 Committee[2]  Political Career 

President and Chairperson

He has been a president and chairperson of PR Management, PIM Karachi, Pakistan Engineering Council (1983), Certificate, Pakistan Computer Bureau Islamabad (1994), Journalism and Mass Communication, Information Academy Islamabad.[3] President and Chairperson 


  1. Managing Editor of English National daily The Frontier Post
  2. Speech Writer to the Prime Minister
  3. Press Assistant to Prime Minister
  4. Manager Royal Saudi Air Force Project, Transarabia, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  5. Participated/presented papers in scores of national/international seminars, UN meetings and conferences on multilateral and bilateral issues including the following:
  6. United Nations Regional Conference on Disarmament, Beijing, China
  7. International conference on Nuclear Non-Proliferation in South Asia, ISS
  8. Third Bilateral Pak-US Forum at Berkeley, USA
  9. 7th OIC summit Casablanca
  10. Global Forum Singapore
  11. UN General Assembly Session
  12. Publications include ten volumes of press articles, columns, research monographs[4] Achievements


Farhatullah Babar was  removed as the spokesperson for the PPP and for the party's co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari. A day after the outgoing PPP Senator criticised his own party in a farewell speech.However, PPP leaders and Babar himself said that he had "resigned" as Zardari's spokesman, and the resignation was accepted by the former president. In his last speech in Senate before his term expires, Babar had on Tuesday warned against the "judicialisation of politics and politicisation of the judiciary" and the existence of a "state within state". [5] Resign as spokeperson

Contact Information

  1. Home Number: +92 51 2655589 
  2. Mobile Number: +92 300 8552543 
  3. Fax Number: +92 51 9204974 
  4. E-mail: fbabar786@gmail.com 
  5. Local Address: H.No.24-A, St-52, F-7/4, Islamabad
  6. Permanent Address: H.No 24-A, St.No.52, F-7/4, Islamabad[6]  Contact Information 

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