Hafiz Abdul Kareem
Hafiz Abdul Kareem

Hafiz Abdul Kareem is a Pakistani politician.He is a current Minister for Communications since August 2017. He has been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, associated with Pakistan Muslim League (N).

Name:Hafiz Abdul Kareem
In Urdu: حافظ عبدالکریم
Famous As:MNA
Residence:Islamabad Pakistan
Oath Taking Date :01-06-2013
Constituency :NA-172 (D.G.Khan-II)
Date:1 January 1960
Parents:Qadir Bakhsh (Father)
Political Party:Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Serve As:Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
In Office
Role:Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
Dates:1 June 2013
In Office 2
Role:Minister for Communications
Dates:4 August 2017
President:Mamnoon Hussain
Prime Minister:Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

PML-N MemberWith Shahbaz ShrifWith Nawaz SharifPresents to Leader Ahmed LudhianviInaugurated the new building of NH&MP Road Safety Training Institute

Political Career

Election 2008

Hafiz Abdul Kareem participated for the seat of National Assembly on a ticket of Pakistan Muslim League (N) from NA-172 ( D.G.Khan) in Pakistani general election, 2008, but he remained unsuccessful.[1]  Election 2008 

Election 2010

He participated again for the seat of National Assembly on a ticket of Pakistan Muslim League (N) from NA-172 (D.G.Khan) in by-election held in 2010, but he remained again unsuccessful.[2]  Election 2010 

Election 2013

Hafiz Abdul Karim son of Mr. Qadir Bakhsh defeated Sardar Muhammad Jamal Khan Leghari with 10,000 votes to become the MNA of NA-172 (Dera Ghazi Khan-II).He was elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (N) from NA-172 (D.G.Khan) in Pakistani general election, 2013.[3] Election 2013

Federal Minister for Communication

Following the election of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as Prime Minister of Pakistan in August 2017, he was inducted into the federal cabinet of Abbasi and was appointed as federal minister for Communication for the first time.[4] Federal Minister of communication

Inaugurated the New Building

The Minister for Communications Dr. Hafiz Abdul Karim has said that the Motorway Police is the only department which has achieved the objectives given by the government and is maintaining such high standards of policing through courtesy and strict enforcement of law. He said that the professional excellence of NH&MP is unquestionable and they are moving towards the right direction. He said that the government must strengthen and support all legal actions taken by the motorway police in equal application of law.  National Highways and Motorways is an eminent institute. All the staff, officers and squad worked tirelessly to help and facilitate the people facing traffic related issues and problems, thus won the hearts of the people. These all efforts are a ray of hope in the darkness of hopelessness”.   These were the thoughts shared by the Federal Minister for Communications Dr. Hafiz Abdul Karim on the occasion of NH&MP Road Safety Training Institute newly constructed building inauguration ceremony held Islamabad.[5]  Inaugurated the New Building 

Path of Progress and Prosperity

Federal Minister for Communications Hafiz Abdul Karim said that former Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif had put the country on the path of progress and prosperity. Talking to reporters outside the Parliament House, he said development projects launched by Nawaz Sharif were underway. He said due to effective measures taken by his party government life standard of the common people had improved. Hafiz Abdul Karim expressed the hope that the nation would again repose trust in Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in the next general elections due to the performance of his government.[6]  Path of Progress and Prosperity 

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor CPEC

Minister for communication Hafiz Abdul Kareem has said that the path-breaking China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) mega project is heading towards its sparkling accomplishments and the magnificent project is the symbol of progress and development in Pakistan. He expressed these views in a special council meeting in which the outgoing NHA Chairman Mr. Shaid Tarar was attributed. He lauded Mr. Tarar’s services and devotion he showed during his services for the development of projects. “Tara’s era was indeed an exemplary for building and extending national highways and motorways”, he said while lauding his efforts during his tenure.He stated that Shaid Tarar’s role and efforts would be remembered forever, as he ensured transparency in providing tenders of the projects which benefited billions of rupees to the national treasury.[7]  CPEC 

Senate Election Results 2018

PML-N-backed candidate have gained the majority of seats in Senate polls with at least 15 seats to their name. PML-N won majority of its seats from Punjab while PPP won largely from Sindh, getting 12 seats in total.20 candidates from Punjab contested the polls for 12 seats reserved in Senate for the province. Governing PML-N won 11 seats through independent candidates in Senate polls held at Punjab Assembly.[8]  Senate Election Results 2018 

Winning candidates are

  1. Ishaq Dar elected on Technocrat seat
  2. Asif Kirmani elected on General seat
  3. Independent candidate Haroon Akhtar elected on General seat
  4. Sadia Abbasi elected on Woman seat
  5. Nuzhat Sadiq elected on Woman seat
  6. PML-N-backed Kamran Michael elected on Minority seat
  7. Hafiz Abdul Kareem elected on Technocrat seat
  8. Maqbool Ahmed on General seat
  9. Musadik Malik on General seat
  10. Shaheen Khalid on General seat
  11. PML-N-backed independent candidate Rana Mehmood-ul-Hassan elected on General seat
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