Khawaja Muhammad Asif

Khawaja Muhammad Asif (Politician)

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Khawaja Muhammad Asif is Pakistani Politician who serves as a Defence Minister of Pakistan with the additional role of Minister and Power. He is one of the senior parliamentarians from Pakistan Muslim League; he started his political career in Pakistan Senate in 1991. In past, he is also a petroleum minister in the Gillani Cabinet. He is an educated and god politician in Pakistan, and many big acts passings are achieved by him in Parliament.He was born in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan on 9 August 1949 and completed his BA from Government College University (Lahore) and completes his LLB from Punjab University, Lahore. He has the huge fan following in Pakistan and provides some good services to their customers. At present, he manages all armies in Pakistan and provides good security to their country. From 2009 to 2012, he filed public interest Litigation against the corruption of Federal Government, including Rental Power Plants case and LPG Quota Case.[1]Khawaja Muhammad Asif Biography  

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Personal
Name: Khawaja Muhammad Asif
Famous As: Politician/Banker
Nationality: Pakistani
Education: BA, LLB University of the Punjab, Lahore
Minister for Defence Incumbent Assumed office: 27 November 2013
Minister for Defence Incumbent President: Mamnoon Hussain
Minister for Defence Incumbent Prime Minister: Nawaz Sharif
Minister for Water and Power Incumbent Assumed office: 7 June 2013
Minister for Water and Power Incumbent President : Mamnoon Hussain
Minister for Water and Power Incumbent Prime Minister: Nawaz Sharif
Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources In office: 31 March 2008 – 13 May 2008
Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Prime Minister: Yousaf Raza Gillani
Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Succeeded by: Asim Hussain
Chairman of the Privatization Commission of Pakistan In office: 18 February 1997 – 12 October 1999
Chairman of the Privatization Commission of Pakistan Prime Minister: Nawaz Sharif
Chairman of the Privatization Commission of Pakistan Preceded by: Naveed Qamar
Chairman of the Privatization Commission of Pakistan Succeeded by: Shaukat Aziz
Minister for Sports In office: 31 March 2008 – 13 May 2008
Religion: Islam
Profession: Politician/Banker
Born
Date: 9 August 1949
Place: Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
Career
Political Party: Pakistan Muslim League


Political Career

Khawaja Muhammad Asif PMLN exclusive interview with Saadia Afzaal

Khawaja Muhammad Asif PMLN exclusive interview with Saadia Afzaal

Before getting into politics, Khawaja Asif lived in the UAE for many years, and worked in the Bank of Credit and Commerce International. He quit and moved back to Pakistan in 1991, shortly before the death of his father, and took his place in politics, standing from the same constituency and city ( Sialkot), and has won every election since 1991. In the 2008 general election, he was elected for the fourth term as a member of the National Assembly on PML-N's ticket. He was previously elected as an MNA for in the years 1993, 1997, 2002, 2008 and 2013. He also served as a senator during years 1991–1993. In the Nawaz Sharif cabinet of 1997–1999, Khawaja Asif held the portfolio of Chairman Privatization Commission, with the status of a federal minister.[2] Political career muhammad asif

Early life

Khawaja Asif is the son of Khawaja Muhammad Safdar, a life long Parliamentarian and an active politician of the Pakistan Movement. Asif was born in Sialkot to Khawaja Muhammad Safdar, a politician and a parliamentarian.Khawaja Asif is married, and has a son and three daughters. He has extensively travelled across the world including the U.S.A, U.K, France, Germany and Japan. Before getting into politics, Khawaja Asif lived in the UAE for many years, and worked in the different banks. He left his job in UAE in 1991 and moved back to Pakistan, shortly before the death of his father, and took his place in politics, standing from the same constituency and city (Sialkot), and has won every election since 1991. By virtue of his portfolio as Honourable Minister for Water and Power, Khawaja Asif is the Chairman Private Power and Infrastructure Board.[3] Early life khawaja asif

Controversies

Khawaja Muhammad Asif

Khawaja Muhammad Asif

Asif, considered close to PML-N chief Mian Nawaz Sharif, evolved differences with Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan who is known for his assertiveness within party affairs. Reports of a widening rift between Asif and former PML-N MPA-now-PTI candidate from Sialkot, Engineer Imran Ashraf, also surfaced in March 2013 over the halting of development funds for PP-123.The PML-N leader also faced court proceedings for allegedly having dual nationality. The charge was dropped by the Supreme Court after the accusation levelled against Asif was retracted. In the run up to the 2013 election, objections were raised on the candidacy of the PML-N leader during scrutiny of his nomination papers. The objections alleged that Asif had failed to declare the actual worth of his assets. However, he was later cleared by the returning officer.Asif has been a severe critic of rival party Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf (PTI) and has hurled allegations of misusing charity funds and money laundering on its chief, Imran Khan. The cricket legend-turned politician in response filed Rs10 billion law suit against the PML-N leader. Asif also dubbed PTI’s 2012 “peace march” to Waziristan a drama and was reported to have actively pursued Sardar Ghulam Abbas, a political heavyweight from Chakwal, to part ways with PTI and join PML-N [4] Controversies Khawaja Muhammad Asif

Disqualification

A three-member special bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday 26th April 2018 disqualified Khawaja Asif as a member of the parliament. Petitioner Usman Dar of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), who lost elections to Asif in 2013, had filed the petition last year, seeking Asif's disqualification for holding a UAE iqama (visa). Asif, while talking to Geo's Hamid Mir, said that he will challenge the verdict in the Supreme Court. "I never concealed my iqama," he told the anchor. The bench, comprising Justice Athar Minallah, Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, had reserved the verdict on April 10. [5] Disqualification Disqualification

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