Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi is a Pakistani politician who is the current Minister for Industries and Production, in office since August 2017. A leader of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), Jatoi served as the Minister for Industries and Production in the third Sharif ministry and previously held the cabinet portfolios of Minister for Communications during the first Sharif’s ministry from 1990 to 1992, and as Minister for Overseas Pakistanis during the Second Bhutto ministry from 1993 to 1994. Jatoi has been an elected member of the National Assembly of Pakistan representing Naushahro Feroze and served as Sindh Provincial Minister for Irrigation from 1997 to 2002 during the Sharif’s second ministry.
|Name:||Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi|
|Local Language Name:||غلام مرتضیٰ خان جتوئی|
|Residence:||Naushero Feroze, Pakistan|
|Education:||Sindh University (BA and MA)|
|Profession:||Naushero Feroze, Pakistan|
|Designation:||Industries and Production|
|Constituency :||NA-211(Naushero Feroze-I)|
|Date:||4 September 1958|
|Place:||Naushero Feroze, Pakistan|
|Relatives:||Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi (father); Liaquat Ali Jatoi (cousin)|
|Political Party:||Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz)|
|Serve As:||Minister for Industries and Production|
|Proceeded by:||Ayatollah Durrani|
|Assumed office:||4 August 2017|
|President :||Mamnoon Hussain|
|Prime Minister :||Shahid Khaqan Abbasi|
|Old Political Affiliations:||National Peoples Party (2004-13)|
|Member of the provincial Assembly|
|Ministry :||Sindh Provincial Minister for Irrigation|
|Minister for Overseas Pakistanis:||1993–1994|
|Minister for Communications:||10 November 1990 – 11 March 1992|
|Role:||Minister for Industries and Production|
|Dates:||7 June 2013 – 28 July 2017|
|Prime Minister:||Nawaz Sharif|
|Preceded By:||Ayatollah Durrani|
|Political Party:||Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz)|
Education Early Life
Jatoi was born on 4 September 1958 to Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi, a former caretaker prime minister of PakistanJatoi got his early education from Grand Folks School and St. Patrick’s College. He did his Graduation and Masters from Sindh University.
Jatoi started his political career after getting elected as Chairman District Council, Nawab Shah in 1979. He was elected as a member of Provincial Assembly of Sindh for the first time in Pakistani general election, 1988 and was appointed as provincial minister for Government of Sindh where he served from 1988 to 1990. He was elected as member of National Assembly of Pakistan for the first time in Pakistani general election, 1990 and was appointed as the Minister for Communications where he served from 1990 to 1992.
He was re-elected as the member of the National Assembly for the second time in Pakistani general election, 1993 and was appointed as Minister for Overseas Pakistanis for a brief period. He was re-elected as member of Sindh Assembly in Pakistani general election, 1997 and appointed as provincial minister for Irrigation. He also held the office of Advisor to Chief Minister of Sindh on Agriculture from 2004 to 2007.He was re-elected as member of National Assembly for the third time in Pakistani general election, 2008.In May 2013, his party National Peoples Party of which he was the President, merged with PML-N.He was re-elected as the member of National Assembly in Pakistani general election, 2013 and was appointed as the Minister for Industries & Production in Sharif’s third ministry.
He had ceased to hold ministerial office in July 2017 when the federal cabinet was disbanded following the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after Panama Papers case decision.Following the election of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as Prime Minister of Pakistan in August 2017, he was inducted into the federal cabinet of Abbasi. He was appointed as federal minister for Industry and Production.
Socio-economic Uplift of Balochistan
Lahore: Federal Minister for Industries and Production Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi on Friday said future of Pakistan is linked to Balochistan.He said that government is trying best to bring Balochistan at par with other developed areas of Pakistan while paying special attention on the socio-economic development of the local population.Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi said this while meeting a delegation of Baloch entrepreneurs led by Vice President FPCCI Naveed Jan Baloch.Government is committed and dedicated to develop the largest province of the country as prosperity of Balochistan will contribute towards a peaceful and progressive Pakistan, he added.
Promotion of Gwadar port and local population is high on our agenda and we are bringing Baloch people in the national mainstream, he said, adding that we will never disappoint our brethren.The federal minister issued orders to hike quota of local transporters working at Gwadar port from 35 to 40 per cent and promised to support the demand of local business community to divert all the government’s cargo including urea to Gwadar port.
“I will personally look into the matter and try best to get the nod of the Economic Coordination Council,” Jatoi reassured.
Resolve Energy Crisis
Federal Minister for Industries and Production Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi on Tuesday said government is trying best to resolve energy crisis on operating and strategic level as economic growth cannot be compromised at any cost.
The energy crisis necessitates radical steps coupled with input from all the stakeholders otherwise it will transform into a national security threat which is not affordable, he said.Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi said this while speaking at a 4-day international workshop on energy policy in Asia-Pacific region organised by National Productivity Organization (NPO) in collaboration with the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) of Japan and World Confederation of Productivity Science.CEO NPO Khawaja Muhammad Yousuf, International Coordinator APO Ms. Yasuko Asano, representatives of government agencies, private sector, academia and experts from Japan, Thailand, Magnolia, Malaysia Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Korea, Nepal, and Vietnam were also present. The Federal Minister said that gradual increase in demand outstripped the power generation which paved way for the present crisis as decisions were not taken in time. He said that policy prescriptions should not remain limited to the tariff revision, phasing out of subsidies, and removal of the circular debt as addressing the issue on sustainable basis will require sincere effort, he added.
Mr. Jatoi said that the policies of the government are attracting mega investments in hydro, gas, coal, and renewable energy which will result in lasting solution to the energy crisis through short and long term projects.
Pakistan’s energy crisis would not allow luxuries of short-term considerations and misguided notions; he said adding that we will have to accept the high cost of electricity as long as oil accounts for a major portion of the power generation process.Why waste so much money on fossil fuels when we have been blessed with abundant resources like solar, wind, hydro, and biomass, he questioned.The Minister directed NPO to improve energy audit mechanism which can help lessen the crisis by reducing energy consumption while cutting costs and improving human comfort, health and safety.