Friday, December 30, 2011

Sultan Golden

Sultan Muhammad Khan Golden has to his credit the world record of jumping over 22 cars in 1987 during the national horse and cattle show in Lahore, where he covered 249 feet distance, leaving behind USA 's ever achieved Koddosely who had covered 246 feet while jumping over cars.
Following is a list of his Achievements sorted according to the Year.


He jumped over 15 cars and broke through 3 burning wooden walls on a motor bike. He also crossed through 60 feet long fire belt at Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore on 23rd of March 1984. The show was arranged by Sports Board of Punjab
He created Asian Record during National Games 1986 in Quetta by jumping over 15 cars on motor cycle for which he was awarded a trophy and a certificate by then Chief Minister of Balochistan. He jumped over 5 cars and performed the stunt of reeling the car. He also broke through 3 burning wooden walls at fortress stadium Lahore during National Horse and cattle show in 1986, where Prime Minister Muhammad Khan Joenjo, Governor of Punjab and Chief Minister of Punjab awarded him a Gold Medal, trophy and Cash Prize. Later On in a stunt, he enveloped within the blanket of the motorcar and performed acrobatic features as the Car rolled, at Fortress Stadium Lahore during National Horse and Cattle show in 1986 where President of Pakistan (General Zia-ul-Haq) and his Royal Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Al-Nahyan (President of UAE) were in guests of honor and the later inspired by his performance awarded him with Royal Dogger Trophy and Motor Car.

He jumped over 20 parked cars on motor bike, he also crashed while jumping over 20 parked cars on a motor car. He was awarded with a trophy by the President of Pakistan (Late) Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq.
During National Horse and Cattle Show at Fortress Stadium in 1987 he created world record by jumping over 22 parked cars on a Motor bike covering 249ft distance for which Prime Minister Muhammad Khan Jonego (Late) Awarded him Trophy and cash prize.

He was enlisted in Guinness Book of world record based on creating world record of covering 249ft distance by jumping over 22 cars with Motor Cycle. 
He Jumped over 15 cars on a  motor car during National Horse and Cattle Show 1989 for which then President of Pakistan Ghulam Ishaq Khan awarded him a Trophy.
 
He performed a burning car jump over 15 cars, and performed a reverse car jump for the first time in the history of the world over 15 cars at fortress stadium, Lahore.
He made another world record while performing T-Bone Dive Motor Car jump over 249 feet at Fortress Stadium, Lahore

Monday, December 26, 2011

Mian Muhammad Masroor Saeed

Mian Muhammad Masroor Saeed was born in 29/12/1964 at Lahore , He started his study from Lahore & pass the examination of Metric from  JOHN MCDONALD HIGH SCHOOL in 1979 & also pass the examination of B-A from MAO COLLAGE LAHORE . He started his own business in United Kingdom . He join PMLN in 1990 from United Kingdom . Now he is the Senior Vice President of PMLN in UK

Asarulislam Syed

Amir of Jannat Pakistan Party, Asarulislam Syed, M.D, Neurologist and Psychiatrist, lives in California, USA. Besides enjoying a deep interest in cognitive sciences and human behavior, he has held a lifelong interest in The Quran, and has devoted himself, pondering over The Final Message. A non-conformist Muslim , he has no religious sectarian affiliation or denomination. He delivers the rational message of The Quran from Shalimar Radio, Los Angeles, every Saturday at noon on Channel 900 AM.

Born and raised in Lahore, his family comes from Tibba Syedan, Sialkot. His parents, Dr. Zubaida Gilani and Brigadier Habibus Saqlain, were both physicians from King Edward Medical College Lahore. His grandfather, Hafiz Syed Mohammed Isaac, a pupil of the renowned Syed Mir Hasan, Professor of Arabic at Scotch Mission School & Murray College, Sialkot, imparted to him, his first complete discourse (Dars) on translation and concepts of The Quran.

While a medical student in Lahore in the 70’s, Asarulislam formally studied The Quran at the Tolu-e-Islam Quranic Education Center in Lahore, Pakistan. He was a dedicated pupil of Pakistan’s renowned Quranic scholar and QuaideAzam’s Political Advisor, Baba Ghulam Ahmed Parvez . Working as a physician in Saudi Arabia for seven years allowed him the opportunity to learn the Arabic language and metaphor, and develop a deeper understanding of the cultural and social settings of the lands which gave The Quran.

His wife Nayla Asar Syed, M.D., a Child Psychiatrist, is a graduate from Fatima Jinnah Medical College and Kansas University Medical Center. Married for 33 years, they live on a farm in Southern California. They have four children.
Asarulislam is an Abdalian, a Kemcolian, and a Jayhawk.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Allama Ibtisam Elahi Zaheer

Ibtisam Elahi Zaheer was born on 19 August `1971 and he is son of renowned scholar Allama Ehsan Elahi Zaheer who was founder of Jamiat Ahle Hadith Pakistan. Ibtisam Elahi Zaheer got his primary education from Cresescent Model School and passed his matriculation from there .He than entered Government college Lahore and Passed his pre engineering college exams from there.He than entered famous Engineering university of Lahore.During his graduation he memorised the Holy Quran and after graduating from Engineering university he did masters in 11 subjects which is a record in academic history of Pakistan

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Aasiya Riaz

Aasiya Riaz, Joint Director of PILDAT coordinates various research projects within PILDAT and manages PILDAT’s projects and activities as PILDAT's co-director. 
She has over 8 years’ experience of working in the field of research, management, analysis and coordination. She has been working in the areas of democratic and legislative strengthening; research on political and public policy issues; civil-military relations; dialogues between the Muslim World and the West and Electoral Process, etc. Trained in the field of media and political communication at the London School of Economics, UK, Aasiya has worked with the mainstream press and electronic media in Pakistan as well. 
She was also a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy where she worked on US Think Tanks and the subject of Civil-Military Relations. Aasiya also graduated from the Stanford University, USA Course on Democracy, Development and Rule of Law in August 2007.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Roshaneh Zafar

Roshaneh Zafar Founder & Managing Director, Kashf Foundation 

Ms Roshaneh Zafar is a graduate of the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, USA and also holds a Masters degree in Development Economics from Yale University, USA.  She has worked with the World Bank as a women-in-development research associate on the water and sanitation sectors.  Ms Zafar founded Kashf Foundation in 1996 after a chance meeting with Professor Yunus.  She has diverse skills in financial management, participatory appraisal techniques, gender and other related fields.  She is also involved with other civil society organisations like Sahil (which is working against child sexual abuse), Sungi Development Foundation and the Family Planning Association of Pakistan.

Salim Ghauri

Salim Ghauri Chairman and CEO, NetSol Technologies Ltd. (Pakistan)
He is currently the President of Asia Pacific, NetSol Technologies Inc. and the Chairman and CEO of NetSol Technologies Limited, Lahore. He has been heading NetSol Technologies Limited for the last thirteen years. During this tenure, NetSol has gained world-class recognition and sustainable growth, topping the list of IT companies in Pakistan and serving blue-chip clients all over the world. 

This IT icon of Pakistan has accomplished what governments and large institutions strive to accomplish in decades, and it is amazing to see how the zeal, will power, effort, courage, and hard work of a single man can reshape the future of IT in Pakistan. This is what that makes Mr. Salim a true visionary and one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the country. Mr. Salim is also serving as the first Honorary Consul of Australia for Punjab (Pakistan).

SALIM GHAURI, THE IT ICON OF PAKISTAN SHARES WITH US THE SUCCESS STORY OF NETSOL’S SUCCESSFUL JOURNEY. IN THE FOLLOWING EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE EDITORIAL TEAM OF MANAGER TODAY, HE TALKS ABOUT HIS VISION AND STRATEGIES AT NETSOL AND HIS CONTRIBUTION FOR THE UPLIFT OF THE IT INDUSTRY IN PAKISTAN.

Andleeb Abbas


Andleeb Abbas has been involved in the field of training and consultancy for the last 12 years. She specializes in the areas of Strategic Management and marketing strategy and has trained nearly all top local and multinational organizations. She is presently running her own training institute in Lahore, by the name of Institute of Marketing & Sales (Profile of the institute is available at www.imsknowledge.com) She is also the CEO of the world’s largest training and consulting brand by the name of FranklinCovey Pakistan. 
She is a training and marketing consultant to the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and DFID. She is also a visiting faculty member at LUMS, LSE and Imperial College. She has published 30 papers and over 500 articles and currently writes for DAWN and NEWS Sunday magazine. In 2002 she was the only Pakistani to be declared as one of the top 30 Strategic Thinkers in the world by the World Bank Washington DC social development department, and consequently was invited to assist the World Bank in preparing their next 10 year strategic plan.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tasneem Peerzada

Tasneem Peerzada has had a varied and diverse professional career –it spans the entire spectrum from beginning as a primary and secondary school teacher, to a journalist, a playwright, a lyricist, a press and public relations coordinator, and last, but not least, a poet. After her professional origins in the educational establishment, Tasneem moved onto a more potent public forum by joining “The Daily Jang” as a journalist. At this leading Urdu language newspaper she worked in both the capacities of an editor and a featured columnist, incorporating all forms of current social and political issues in her writing. 
She covered Television, Film, Theatre, and political personalities under human interest, reported on social and political dilemmas for awareness, and also covered fashion for the front pages of the media and entertainment sections. Tasneem later wove all these fundamental elements into a singular vocational focus when she joined the Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop as a company director.  Here she wrote scripts for TV shows, awareness productions (whether on anti-narcotics or children’s education), theatre skits, as well as lyrics and songs for product anthems, corporate launches, and Television jingles. She also became an ardent media and press coordinator for the Peer Group and its sister companies as well as a dire

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mahvash Waqar

Mahvash Waqar is a Pakistani artist and current band member of the Laal Band. She is the backup vocalist for the band.  She has also been famous for a stint on the radio network as a RJ.
Mahvash studied Textile designing from the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan. She had a keen interest in music from the beginning. So, instead of continuing her studies she decided to join what was then a very new phenomenon of FM radio stations.
Mahvash began her music career in early 2007 when she decided to be a part of the newly formed Laal Band along with Haider RehmanAamirAsifSalman and Jamal.  The band was formed in response to the 2007 sacking of judges by then President Pervez Musharraf.
Mahvash has played backup vocals for Laal band's debut album, Umeed e Sahar.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fereeha Idrees


Born in Lahore, Fereeha Idrees did her Masters in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Westminster, London. She’s been affiliated with the media industry since the last ten years. She started her career in 2000 and since then has gained tremendous experience as a writer, editor, documentary maker, journalist, producer and anchor. In January 2011, Fereeha took over SAMAA's primetime program 'News Beat'. 


Fereeha's other interests include reading literature. She is also working with the Muslim Council of Britain, Evening Standard, Eastern Eye, Daily Mirror and blogs for The Guardian's Comment. Her documentary 'Unsung Heroes' was nominated for the Banff Awards.

Friday, October 7, 2011

DR. ILYAS ZAFAR

He is Member of Lahore High Court Bar, Lahore Tax Bar and Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan, American Bar Association, American Society of International Law, World Jurist Association, World Association of Lawyers, International Bar Association, International Law Association, International Tax Planning Association, International Association of Constitutional Law, Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and International Fiscal Association. He has remained Member Executive Committees of Tax Bar and High Court Bar Associations. Presently he is Member of American Bar Association (ABA) Committees for ADR Advocacy in Litigation Practice, Tax Matters, Arbitration and Intellectual Property. 
He has been awarded Certificate of “Leader in Pursuit of Professional Excellence and the Effective Delivery of Justice” by American Bar Association Has widely traveled abroad and participated in various International Law/Tax Conferences. He regularly contributes Articles on tax matters in leading Law journals and Newspapers, which demonstrates his passion for Justice, Positive Contribution towards Society and Legal System. There is long list of reported judgments of the represented cases in his credit. He is legal advisor of various Trade/Business Associations. He is associated with leading Law Firms, world-wide.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Chaudhry Parvez Elahi


Chaudhry Parvez Elahi was born in Gujrat, Pakistan on November 1st, 1945. He hails from a very prominent and influential political and business family of Pakistan. His father Chaudhry Manzoor Elahi was the brother of Late Ch. Zahoor Elahi, a seasoned parliamentarian who played a major role in restoration of democracy and human rights in the country and was awarded "PRISIONER OF CONSCIENC" by Amnesty International. He was assassinated in a terrorist attack on 25th September, 1981. Ch. Parvez Elahi is the first cousin of Chaudhry Shujat Hussain, President Pakistan Muslim League and former Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Chaudhry Parvez Elahi graduated from the Forman Christian College, Lahore in 1967, and obtained diploma in Industrial Management from London. After completion his education, he joined the family business in textiles. Now the family owns textiles, sugar and flour mills. He came into active politics in 1983.

He was elected as Chairman District Council, Gujrat for four (4) consecutive years. In 1985 he got elected unopposed as Member of Provincial Assembly of Punjab. Chaudhry Parvez Elahi became Minister for Local Government and Rural Development for a period of eight years. In 1993 he was elected Deputy Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly and also acted as Leader of the Opposition. He was elected unopposed Speaker of Provincial Assembly of Punjab in 1997. He is the elected President of Pakistan Muslim League, Punjab. In Election 2002 he was elected Member of the Punjab Assembly 6th consecutive time. He has been the elected Chief Minister of the Punjab and completed 5 years for the first time in the history of Pakistan. In election-2008, he elected as Member National Assembly of Pakistan and nominated as Leader of Opposition in National Assembly later. Then he resigned from the Opposition Leader seat, he is Leader of the Parliamentary Party, Pakistan Muslim League in the National Assembly and now serving the country as Senior Federal Minister of Industries and Defence Production.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Maira Khan

Maira Khan, A well known actress/model/anchor who has all that is require - looks, attitude and ofcourse talent. Maira have already won the hearts of many fans around the world. Maira started off with her career 7 years ago as a model. Then different directors casted her in TV dramas. Till now, Maira have done more than 50 drama serials and sitcoms. Such as, "Yaad Piya Ki Aaye, Sooli, Chingariyan, Khumar, Kanpur Se Katas Tak, Kya Chaha Kya Paya, Dil-e-Nadaan, Justuju Jiski Thi ,Imtehan,No.1,Good News and Qabool Hai.

Maira is also known is one of the good stage performer.
As many of you have seen her performances on "ARY NACHLE and different award shows".

A warm-hearted Piscean, Maira Khan, was born on 15th March in Lahore to her parents and have one younger sister and a brother. Completing her Matriculation from a private school and Intermediate from a Government College in Lahore. She has also done Bachelors of Commerce as a private candidate.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Mian Umer Mansha

Umer Mansha completed his education from Babson College, Boston, USA. He is one of the Directors & Chief Executive of Nishat Mills Limited, director of Adamjee Insurance Company. & a member of Pakistan Business Council. Umer Mansha had been the director on the boards of MCB Bank Limited and MCB Asset Management Company Limited.

Mian Hassan Mansha

Hassan Mansha is the Chief Executive & Managing Director of Pakistan Aviators & Aviation (Pvt.) Limited. He completed his education from USA & enjoys the director position on the boards of Nishat Mills Limited, Gulf Nishat Apparel Limited, Adamjee Insurance Company. Security General Insurance Limited & Nishat Power Limited.

Ali Munir

Ali Munir has a BA degree from Government College Lahore and an LLB degree from the University of Punjab, Lahore. He has over thirty years experience as a Chartered Accountant. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. He was also a member of Investment Management Regulatory Organization and The Securities Association (now known as the SFA) in England. He joined MCB Bank Ltd. in 1999 and has previously held senior positions at Citibank, Saudi American Bank and Habib Bank. In 2005 he was awarded the M.A. Mozaffar Memorial Gold Medal from the SBP and Institute of Bankers in relation to his services to banking reforms in Pakistan and agriculture finance. He is currently the Chairman of the SBP Committee for Agricultural Finance.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mumtaz Haider Rizvi

Mr.Mumtaz Haider Rizvi a BS-21 officer, is the Member Customs in the FBR Headquarters.
Mr. Rizvi, a senior officer of Pakistan Customs Group has previously served in various key positions serving across the country in his illustrious career spanning over 34 years.
Mr. Rizvi brings with him a rich professional and academic experience. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics and LLB from the University of Punjab.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Rtn. Shehzad Ahmed

Rtn. Shehzad Ahmed District Governor 3271, received his early education from Cadet College Hasanabdal, a premier educational institution in the country. He was the Wing Commander (the best cadet) during his final year (F.Sc). He received his B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University, USA. After coming back to Pakistan, he founded PROMARK, a management consulting company, and has been leading it as its Chief Executive/Director. He also worked as Executive Director at Descon Information Systems.

Shehzad is actively involved in social service activities. He joined Rotary Club of Lahore Garrison in 1997 and has been serving the District in various capacities since 1999-2000, such as Assistant Governor, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), Matching Grants, World Community Service (WCS), eClub, Literacy, Polio Plus, TRF Alumni, District Advisory Council, Public Image Promotion, District website and Internet, etc.

Shehzad has helped numerous Rotary Clubs in the District in finding international partners for their humanitarian projects. He is the recipient of The Rotary Foundation District Service Award. R.I. District 5390 (Montana) awarded him a commemorative shield through Past R.I. President Richard King for being the “Outstanding International Host District’s Grants Subcommittee Chair for 2004-05” at Centennial Convention at Chicago. R.I. District 5890 (Houston) awarded him Paul Harris Fellow in recognition of his services. He has also been recognized for his services by other social service organizations, such as Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust (LRBT), Rising Sun Institute for the mentally challenged, Fatima Memorial Hospital, The Trust School etc. Mayor Helene Schneider from the City of Santa Barbara, USA presented him proclamation in January 2010 in recognition of his community services. He has addressed Rotary Clubs in Canada, India, Thailand, UAE, UK and USA on their invitation. His RotaryDistrict3272 yahoogroup (formerly Rotary3270) is an excellent source of Rotary information and fellowship.

He is life member of various professional bodies including Alpha Pi Mu (Industrial Engineering Honor Society, USA), Institute of Engineers, Marketing Association of Pakistan and Pakistan Engineering Council. He has been Central Executive Committee member of Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@SHA) and Co-convener and member of various Standing Committees at Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is founder member and advisor to many non-profit organizations. He is a Life member of Rotarians On The Internet (ROTI) and different Rotarians Action Groups.

He and his wife (Dr. Maimoona Ali) are Major Donors Level 2 and the first and the only Bequest Society Members in the District. He is also a Benefactor and one of the founder members of Paul Harris Society. Dr. Maimoona is Past President of Innerwheel Club of Lahore Garrison. Both their daughters (Fatima and Aaesha) are Paul Harris Fellows and members of Interact Club. Fatima is currently District Interact Representative (DIR) and is Charter Member and Past President of Interact Club of Lahore Garrison.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tariq Sayeed Saigol

Mr. Tariq Sayeed Saigol is the chairman of Kohinoor Maple Leaf Group. He is a member of the reputed Saigol Family who pioneered in Textile manufacturing after partition and later ventured into the financial sector, chemicals, synthetic fibres, sugar, edible oil refining, civil engineering, construction, cement and energy.

Mr. Saigol was schooled at Aitchison College, Lahore and graduated from Government College, Lahore following which, he studied Law at University Law College, Lahore.

He started his career in 1968 at Kohinoor’s Chemical Complex at Kala Shah Kaku. Upon trifurcation of the Group in 1976, he became Chief Executive of Kohinoor Textile Mills Limited, Rawalpindi. Since 1984, he has been Chairman of Kohinoor Maple Leaf Group which has interests in textiles, energy and cement manufacturing.

He has been Chairman All Pakistan Textile Mills Association in 1992-94, President of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry for 1995-97 and Chairman, All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association from 2003-2006.

Mr. Saigol has been a member of the Federal Export Promotion Board and Central Board of State Bank of Pakistan. He has also served on several Government Commissions and Committees on a number of subjects, including Export Promotion, reorganization of WAPDA and EPB, Right Sizing of State owned Corporations and Resource Mobilization. He is the author of Textile Vision 2005 which was adopted by the Government in 2000 and its critique prepared in 2006.

He takes keen interest in the development of education in Pakistan. He has been a member of the Board of Governors of Lahore University of Management Sciences, Founding Chairman of Governors of Chandbagh School, founder Trustee of Textile University of Pakistan, member of the Syndicate of University of Health Sciences and presently serves on the Board of Governors of Aitchison College. He is conferred with Sitara-e-Isaar by President of Pakistan in 2006.

Presently Mr.Tariq Saigol is a Board member of the State Bank of Pakistan. He is also a member of the Economic Advisory Council, constituted by the Prime Minister, to provide independent advice to him on the formulation and implementation of economic policies and reform agenda.

He is a keen golfer and has represented Pakistan at Golf in Sri Lanka and Pakistan in 1967.

Mr. Saigol is married and has 3 children.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Syed Muhammad Munir Jilani

Syed Muhammad Munir Jilani born on 1st June, 1964 at Faisalabad. M.A Journalism with Roll of Honour, from Punjab University Lahore, Chief Editor Daily Paigham, Faisalabad, Lahore. He started his career in journalism in 1983 as Editor-in-Charge. Also worked with Mashriq and APP for some time in 1988 and then assumed the charge of Chief Editor Daily Paigham. He was Joint Secretary CPNE for the year 2005-2006. He is serving Executive Committee of the APNS for the last 15 years

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Dr Ahmad Jan Durrani

Dr Ahmad Jan Durrani is the Vice Chancellor and Professor of Engineering at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) since July 2008 with a 25-year long teaching and academic management career. He has served the Civil Engineering Department at Rice University, Houston, Texas as Chair of for six years and as an Associate Dean of Engineering for three years. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Founding Director of the Rice Global Forum on engineering and construction. He is a distinctive researcher and has published reviews/conducted surveys focusing earthquake resistant designs of built infrastructure and seismic hazard mitigation.
Dr Durrani received his BS in Civil Engineering with gold medal from the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore; MS in Structural Engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology Bangkok; PhD in Structural Engineering from the University of Michigan, and MBA from the University of Houston. He is a former Chair of the Mayor of Houston’s Advisory Council on South Asia and has served for several countrywide professional committees and panels on engineering research and higher education.
LUMS VC is an ex-officio member of LEAD Pakistan’s Board since its inception and as such, Dr Durrani guides the organization on a range of issues related to programs, finance, audit, etc.

Tariq Asmat

Tariq Asmat holds a Master of Commerce Post Graduate Degree from University of the Punjab with specialization in Marketing. At the initial stage of his professional career he worked with few National and Multinational companies thereafter he started electronics business and still holds that business. Apart from import of digital products he is heading a group of educational institutions as Director Projects.

He has served in various leadership roles for Advancing Marketing Practices through teaching and the Marketing Association of Pakistan (MAP) – Lahore Chapter.
Tariq serves as Vice President of The Marketing Association of Pakistan – Lahore Chapter and works diligently alongside his Board and Corporate partners on creating and offering professional development for MAP members.
Additionally, he served as Chairman Registration Committee of the Marketing Congress 2006.

In addition to his continued involvement with MAP, he is a member of Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Pakistan Electrical & Electronics Merchants Association, Lahore Tax Bar Association and Association of Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS) Japan.

He is a former Chairman of the Pakistan Electrical & Electronics Merchants Association (PEEMA), Convener Regional Standing Committee on local trade Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Convener Standing Committee on Electronics & Multimedia Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Tariq teaches Marketing and International Business at various public and private sector business schools as visiting teacher. He has spent over twelve years in academic related activities and most of that time with Allama Iqbal Open University. His research and teaching interests are focused on the effects of culture on domestic and global marketing strategy.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Dr. Muhammad Shahid Amin Khan

Dr. Muhammad Shahid Amin Khan is the First "Chairman of World Peace Mission Organization" elected by the Board of Directors in its first ever meeting held at Dubai-UAE on December 21, 2001 and 4th World Chairman of the International Human Rights Commission. The first Muslim and Asian elected from its members in the history of IHRC. His term of service is for ten years that started on February 24, 1996 which extended by the General Assembly for 2nd term on March 21, 2006.

Dr. Khan was born in Lahore, Pakistan on June 2, 1966. He studied at Central Model School Lahore and completed his graduation from Government Collage Lahore-Pakistan, in 1984. He did postgraduate studies in Journalism at the Punjab University Lahore, Pakistan. Dr. Khan did Ph.D. in International Cultural & Law from I.A.I France (U.K. Brighton University Campus) in 1996.

Dr. Khan joined "Daily Azad" Lahore as staff reporter in 1980 during his studies at Central Model School Lahore,. Later he joined Weekly Awam Ki Pukkar Lahore as Editor for two years. He is the founder of Daily Jaiza Lahore, Multan & Islamabad and enjoyed the office of Chief Editor in 1985.

Dr. Khan was quite active during his studies and played very important role in Pakistan's active politics. He honoured various chairs during student life such as Secretary General, Vice President of School Student Union, Secretary General and President of College Union, and Secretary General of All Pakistan Students Association.

Dr. Khan was the first Chief Administrator of Pakistan Boy Scouts Open Group and was awarded three times “Quaid-e-Azam Medal ” by President of Pakistan General Muhammad Zia ul Haq for three consecutive years from 1982-1984.

Dr. Khan was honoured by the His Holiness Pope Johan Paul -II with ” Star of Vatican” in October 1999 and honoured with the Hijra Medal by the World Hijra Council at Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Khan joined International Human Rights Commission during 1988 as the Chairman of Jaiza Welfare Trust International-Pakistan as founder Organization. He was later appointed as first Vice Chairman for Asia of IHRC from 1988 to 1993. He performed the duties as Acting World Chairman from 1993 to 1996, after the death of IHRC 3rd World Chairman Mr. Andreessen Brooks and later took over the office of the World Chairman of International Human Rights Commission and Ambassador at Large in 1996.

He is also heading the WMPO, IHRC-RFT as its Chairman and also own the Business Group named Al-Ayesha based in Dubai, London, New York, Kuala Lampur, and Pakistan.

Al-Ayesha Group of Companies formally established by Dr. Muhammad Shahid Amin Khan on the name of his daughter Ms. Ayesha Shahid Khan on 11th of June 2007 at Karachi Pakistan. Al- Ayesha Group of Companies having its branches & representative offices in Pakistan, UAE, UK, USA and Malaysia and more in progress.

Dr. Khan has honour to serve its nation once his services were hired by Prime Minister of Pakistan Ms. Benazir Bhutto for a considerable period and also worked with the other Prime Ministers Mr. Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi, Mr. Nawaz Sharief, and Malik Meraj Khalid as close associate, where he utilize his abilities and skills for the betterment of the country.

Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday was born on 13th January, 1945 at Lahore; received early education from Central Model School, Lahore; joined Government College, Lahore from where he migrated to Gordon College, Rawalpindi, on account of his father’s posting in the Federal Ministry of Law; graduated from Gordon College, Rawalpindi; remained the Editor of the College Magazine “Gordonian”; remained the President of the college Minerva Club; remained as best debater of the College. He did L.L.B. from The University of Punjab in the year 1968; remained the Secretary of the Punjab University Law Society; remained the Editor of College Magazine “Al-Mizan”; won a large number of prizes and trophies in the International and All Pakistan Inter-Collegiate Debates; was declared as the best English debater in the year 1968 and won the “Krishnan Kishore Grover Goodwill Gold Medal Declamation Contest”; He remained the visiting Assistant Professor of the University of Punjab; remained a Member of the visiting faculty of the Civil Services Academy of Pakistan and the National Institute of Public Administration, Lahore. He was honoured with a degree of ‘Doctor of Law’ by the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar on May, 2005 in recognition of services rendered in the field of Education.

He was enrolled as an Advocate of the subordinate Courts in the year 1969; as an Advocate of the High Court in the year 1971 and as an Advocate of the Supreme Court in the year 1976. He was appointed as an Assistant Advocate General for the province of Punjab in April, 1976; was promoted as Additional Advocate General in the year 1984 and as the Advocate General in March, 1987.

He was elevated to the bench of Lahore High Court in October, 1988 and to the Supreme Court of Pakistan in January, 2002.

His lordship remained a visiting Assistant Professor at the Punjab University Law College, Lahore and is presently a member of the visiting Faculty of the Civil Services Academy of Pakistan and the National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) at Lahore since 1982. Also has the honour of delivering lectures at the National Defence College, Islamabad (now the National Defence University), the Administrative Staff College of Pakistan (now the National School of Public Policy), the Naval War College and the Air Force War College of Pakistan.

His lordship had been on the Board of Governors of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS); of the Lahore School of Economics; of the Air University, Islamabad and of the University of Modern Languages and Disciplines, Islamabad. He has also been a member of the Syndicate of the Islamia University, Bahawalpur; the Agriculture University, Faisalabad and of the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

His lordship has had the honour of addressing the Gurukul Kangri University at Haridewar in India where he had been invited to talk about inter-faith harmony. On the same subject, His lordship addressed the Rotary International South Asia Goodwill Summit, 2007 held at Delhi in February, 2007. On August 12, 2007, His lordship delivered a talk on the ‘FARCICAL NATURE OF THE APPREHENDED CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS’ in Oslo on the occasion of the Pakistan Day celebrations. On the same subject, His lordship also spoke to the Rotarians in Amsterdam on September 3, 2007.

His lordship is the younger brother of (late) Mr. Muhammad Farooq who was, twice, the Attorney General for Pakistan and of Mr. Asad-ur-Rehman who has been a member of the Parliament and a Federal Minister of State. In February, 1971, His lordship was married to the daughter of Mr. Justice Yaqoob Ali Khan who remained the Chief Justice of Pakistan from 1975 till 1977 when he was ousted by General Zia-ul-Haq, the then Chief Martial Law Administrator of the country.

In the year 2007, His lordship presided over a thirteen member Bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan which heard a petition filed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan questioning his removal from office by General Pervez Musharraf, the then President of Pakistan and challenging also the validity of the proceedings initiated against him for his alleged misconduct; set aside the said actions of the said General and restored the Chief Justice back to his office through a land-mark judgment of July 20, 2007.

In October 2007, Mr. Justice Ramday was included in an eleven member Bench of the Supreme Court to hear the petition filed by a presidential candidate; Mr. Justice (retired) Wajih-ud-Din Ahmad challenging the eligibility of General Musharraf to contest the election to the office of the President of Pakistan. On November 3, 2007, while this Bench of the Supreme Court was still hearing this case and was about to announce the judgment, General Musharraf, once again, imposed Martial Law in the country; removed Justice Ramday, along with twelve other Hon’ble Judges of the Supreme Court of Pakistan including the Hon’ble Chief Justice, from office; put him and the other members of his family, including his wife, children and even a grand-child, under house-arrest like the Hon’ble Chief Justice and some other Hon’ble Judges and it was after almost five months of this detention that His lordship was finally released towards the end of March, 2008.

As a result of a long, a hard and a bloody struggle of the people of Pakistan led by the learned members of the National Bar for the constitutionalism, for the rule of law, for the independence of Judiciary and for restoration of the deposed Hon’ble Judges against the said action of the 3rd of November that His lordship got restored to his office on March 16, 2009.

He retired as Judge of the Supreme Court on 12.1.2010. He was appointed as an Adhoc Judge of the Supreme Court on 18.02.2010 for a period of one year.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah

Hon'ble Mr Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah has been a practicing advocate at the Supreme Court of Pakistan and at the High Courts of since 2003 and 1991 respectively (not appearing before the Supreme Court of Pakistan or the High Courts since the illegal action against the judiciary since 3rd November, 2008). He handles both corporate and civil litigation and corporate transactional services with same dexterity. He has argued over 2000 cases at the superior courts in areas of Judicial Review, Constitutional law, Civil law, Corporate Governance, Banking, Arbitration (ADR), Property law, Land Acquisition, Land Revenue, Family law, Privatization, Taxation-Sales Tax, Customs, Excise, Income Tax, Insurance, Environment, Finance, Foreign Investment, Intellectual Property and Public Interest Litigation. He is equally involved in transactional work and policy consultancies for international and local clients. In addition to aforesaid areas he has advised various prominent clients on WTO- Trade Defense Laws i.e., Anti-Dumping, Safeguards, Subsidies and Countervailing, Energy, Information Technology, Telecommunication, Social Sector Development, Empowerment of the Civil Society, Legal Education and Reform, Transparency, Devolution, Tax Reform, Legal & Judicial Reform, Micro Finance & Not-for-Profit Laws. The focus of legal work over the years has been pro development and therefore consultancies and teaching has contributed to the development of law and the society at large.

Professional Qualifications

Licensed to appear as an Advocate in the High Courts in Pakistan, 1991.
Licensed to appear and plead before the Supreme Court of Pakistan, August, 2003
Educational Qualifications

B.A/ M.A. (Law) Cambridge University, U.K. (Downing College), 1989-91.
M.A (Economics)- University of the Punjab, Lahore. 1988.
LL.B - University of the Punjab, Law College, Lahore. 1986-88. (Gold Medal)
B.A (Mathematics and French), University of the Punjab, 1984
High School - Aitchison College, Lahore. 1968-1981
Work Experience

Founding Partner AFRIDI, SHAH & MINALLAH, (Advocates and Legal Consultants) 1997-
Partner, Syed Mansoor Ali Shah & Associates, 1991-1997
PROPERTY LAW AND LAND ACQUISITON Challenged several land acquisitions against public interest before the High Court and the Supreme Court of Pakistan and also advised companies on land acquisition. Have been involved in several property transactions.
LEGAL STRUCTURING: Legal Disbursement Structure for UNICEF to disburse funds to Children used as child camel jockeys and now returned by UAE to Government of Pakistan– December, 2007
URBAN PLANNING AND THE SUPREME COURT: petitioned to the Supreme Court of Pakistan (2006) against illegal construction of high rise building in Lahore. This led to development of the High-rise Building Commission and all the multi-storeyed buildings of Lahore under construction were stopped and inspected by the august Court through the Commission (also invoking their suo moto powers). This led to demolition of several illegal buildings and structures. The case is still pending.
PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION AND SAVING OF A PARK: Stopped the conversion and construction of a cineplex in a public park in Gulberg i.e., Doongi Ground. 2006 (case is still pending).
ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Sat as Chairman, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee-II for Income Tax. 2005-07 and settled a number of disputes. Appointed by the Federal Board of Revenue, Federal Government, Islamabad.
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: Board Member of Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) largest telecom in the country 2003 to 2006. Was an enriching experience in the area of telecom and related regulatory issues. Helped revamp and restructure the legal cell at PTCL and worked on the Voluntary Severance Scheme (VSS) for 55,000 PTCL employees.2003-2006
LEGAL EDUCATION: Member of the Steering Committee for setting up of Lums Law School. 2001-2005
CONSULTANCY (TAXATION): Lead Consultant in Reforming and Re-Engineering Sales Tax Regime. 1999-2000
COSULATANCY (URBAN PLANNING): Legal design for the urban planning and development of five major cities of Punjab- Urban Unit, Government of Punjab, 2008.
NOT FOR PROFIT SECTOR: Worked for Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) to review and revise the laws relating to philanthropy Pakistan. Also for the first time converted a Public Trust (Brook Hospital for Animals) into a Charitable Company under section 42 of the Companies Ordinance. 1999. Have set up and advise a number of not for profit organizations.
CONSTITUTIONAL LITIGATION: Argued and won the landmark case against freezing of Foreign Currency Accounts before the Hon’ble Lahore High Court. 1998-1999.
LEGISLATION: Drafted law for the SMEs in the initial stages of formation of SMEDA. 1998
BANKING: Challenged the vires of the 1984 Banking Law, which was struck down by the Lahore High Court as being in violation of the Constitution.
HOSTILE TAKEOVER: Filed the first case under the hostile Take Over law in Pakistan before the SECP and have successfully stalled the take over. The case is pending.
CORPORATE LITIGATION: Are pioneers in filing the first petition for mismanagement and oppression and investigation under the company law before the Lahore High Court (these judgments are reported).

Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry, having been sworn in as Chief Justice of Lahore High Court on 9th December, 2010, was born in a noble family of village Jabbal, Tehsil Shakargrarh, District Narowal on 15th December, 1950. After doing Bachelor of Laws, Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry started practicing law in 1975 and was enrolled as an Advocate High Court in 1977. His lordship ascended to be an Advocate Supreme Court in 1992.

By dint of sheer hard work, diligence and quest for learning, Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry acquired laudable legal acumen and professional prowess and before being raised to the Bench served as:

Special Prosecutor, Sessions Court, Lahore (from 1977 to 1979)
Legal Advisor NDFC, various Banks and Companies (1988)
Assistant Advocate General, Punjab (from 1988 to 1995)
Additional Advocate General, Punjab (from 1999 to May 2001)
He has been adorning the Bench at Lahore High Court since 2nd May, 2001 where he made his mark as an untiring Judge and apart from contributing to many celebrated judgments accepted many administrative responsibilities with heart and soul. Some of those are enumerated below:

Inspection Judge, Lahore District.
Member Administration Committee, Lahore High Court, Lahore.
Cooperative Judge, Lahore High Court, Lahore.
Appellate Judge, Customs.
Administrative Judge, Anti Terrorism Courts in Punjab.
Administrative Judge, Anti Corruption Courts in Punjab.
Administrative Judge, Drug Courts in Punjab.
Led a delegation of the Judicial Officers to Vienna and Germany in November 2009 on a study tour on International Cooperative in Terrorism Cases/Drugs and Crimes arranged by the United Nations Office.
Chairman, Committee for Enrollment of Advocates Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Member Syndicate, University of the Punjab.
Member Syndicate Committee, Punjab University Law College.
Member Board of Management, Punjab Judicial Academy.
Some of the land mark judgments delivered by him are (1) Mukhtaran Mai’s Case, (2) Namoos-e-Risalat Case, (3) Dr.Abdul Qadeer Khan’s Case and (4) Hafiz Saeed Ahmad’s Case.

Thus having proved his mettle as Judge of this Court for more than 9 years, Hon’ble Mr.Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry was appointed Chief Justice of Lahore High Court and took oath as such on 9th December, 2010. Hon’ble Chief Justice is held in the highest esteem both by the legal fraternity as well as brother Judges and enjoys cordial and harmonious working relationship with the Bar. Last but not the least, Hon’ble Chief Justice was one of those of the inspiring and leading characters of the historic movement for restoration of Judiciary who refused to take oath under the PCO.

Hon’ble Mr.Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry will be serving this Court as Chief Justice till December 14, 2012.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Iman Ali

Iman Ali is one of the top Pakistani models. Iman was born in Lahore Punjab (Pakistan). She is daughter of television/film actor Abid Ali and Humaira Ali (first wife of Abid Ali). She has two younger sisters Maryam and Raimah Ali. Her parents divorced when she was young and Ali has confessed to having a ‘distant’ relationship with her father.
Modeling Carrier:
No doubt! That Iman Ali is considered in top Pakistani models. Aman has worked for most of the Pakistani designers. Not only this, she also modeled for Indian designers . She is considered perfect model due to her personality and perfect height.
Acting Carrier:
In 2007, Iman was signed in Shoaib Mansoor’s film Khuda Kay Liye, her acting was met with critical acclaim and earned her the Lux Style Award for ‘Best Actress’ in 2008. However, she, like her father has before acted in drama serials. She will appear next in Shoaib Mansoor’s Bol opposite Atif Aslam, Mahira Khan, Humamima Abbasi and others.
Personal life:
In 2009, Ali confirmed in an interview on the Nadia Khan Show that she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Same year she was widely reported to have been to India to find an alternative therapy, citing allopathic treatment ‘too expensive’. Some media outlets covered the trip to India as a career move, but she strongly denied any such plans. She is single, and resides in Lahore. She has mentioned in an interview with Shaista Wahidi on popular morning show Good Morning Pakistan, “I don’t want a Ferrari owner, I just want a guy who can live and is capable of looking after her that’s it. Riches don’t do it for me. Money doesn’t impress me’.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Imran Abbas

Imran Abbas is one of the leading top male model and tv actor of Pakistan. Imran Abbas birthday or date of birth is on 15th october and his height is 6 feet. He is living with his family in Lahore, Pakistan. His personal magnetism and alarming allure are two simple reasons to sell the merchandise he models for, and his amazing potential as an actor and his refined dialogue delivery are certainly what’s the talk of town these days. It would be definitely worth listening as to what actually pulled an NCA student with a sound degree in Architecture on to the glitzy sets. Imran is much loved by the public because of his dashing looks and brilliant acting skills.

Model and Actor Imran Abbas first shoot of Khawar riaz took him to fame and popularity within a short span of period. His success as a model was followed by a brilliant acting career and today, he is widely seen on many soaps and Dramas on many TV channels. In such a short period of time. He worked in different types of projects. His first serial by Sultana Siddiqui was for masses, second serial written by Haseena Moin was for an educated intelligentsia, ‘Umrao Jaan’ is an epic, then his telefilm was for a younger audience and his forthcoming projects are all different and substantial. Imran think that he diligently improving his shortcomings and furbishing his acting skills which is even obvious to the viewers too.

Imran Abbas says,”“I have always tried to strike a balance between acting and modelling. When I was nominated for an LSA I was not an ideal contender because I had not done anything big in that particular year. Besides, I don’t really care about such things. For me, awards and recognition are superficial things and the LSA is more of an event or ad campaign, giving everyone a chance to get dressed up and chill out. I don’t need to comment on the credibility of these awards because everyone already knows about it.”

“I won’t be here for long since I believe in constant exploration of one’s inner self. For me, inner peace and self-fulfillment is my first priority, something which showbiz cannot provide me with. I plan to say farewell to showbiz in the next couple of years and pursue a career in architecture. These days I am planning to go abroad for a degree in architecture and leave Karachi and move to Islamabad. My temperament has some direct conflicts with this ultra fast city, where people literally work like restless juggernauts,” says Imran Abbas.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Munawar Baseer Ahmad

Munawar Baseer Ahmad is a recognized high profile Energy, Management and Technology expert. He has held the position of Managing Director Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) from September 2007 to May 2008, and Chief Executive & Managing Director, SSGC from October 2002 to September 2007 and Chairman and CEO, State Petroleum Refining & Petrochemical Corporation (Pvt.) Limited (PERAC) from July 2005 to June 2008

Before joining PEPCO, he was Managing Director Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd from October 2002 to September 2007, a public gas utility with revenues of US$ 1.5 billion and over 6000 employees. At SSGC he effectively spearheaded a corporate transformation, Business Process Reengineering (BPR) and change management process based on technology empowered change with focus on corporate governance and industry best practices.

Before joining SSGC he successfully undertook Pakistan Power Sector restructuring under a World Bank programme as CEO of PEPCO from 2000-2002.

Mr. Munawar Baseer Ahmad has 35 years of diversified experience and has held senior management and engineering positions with leading multinationals in the USA, Middle East and Pakistan in the oil, gas, technology and engineering industries such as Fluor Engineers, Shell Engineering, General Signal, Westinghouse Electric, SIP Parsons etc.

He has held positions as CEO / Managing Director / Country Manager from 1984 onwards. As an entrepreneur from 1987 to 2000 he set-up PMEI and EMBA Corp in the USA and CGS (Pvt.) Ltd, EMBA Corporation and PME (Pvt.) Ltd in Pakistan. All the companies achieved notable success and were recognized as market leaders in the Engineering Services and Technology Sectors.

A registered Professional Engineer (PE) in USA (Texas) and Pakistan, he is a member of PIP, MAP, CSP, IEEE and IEEEP. He holds a B.Sc. Engg. degree from UET, Lahore and M.Sc. Engg. and MBA from University of Houston, Texas, USA. He was elected to several engineering and business honor societies in the USA and was appointed as a Member Senate of University of Balochistan in 2007. He is the recipient of the Management Excellence Award 2004-2005 by the 21st Century Business and Economics club.

He is a leading proponent for setting-up an Energy and Trade Corridor in Asia and for implementing technology empowered change and best business practices in the corporate sector. He has received numerous awards and honors at the local and global level. He is a sought after Speaker at National and International conferences and has presented more than 30 papers in the last 10 years on the Power, Gas and Energy Sector, Change Management and Technology Implementation.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Hafiz Salman Butt

Hafiz Salman Butt was born on January 17, 1956 in Lahore, Punjab. He was elected for his third term as MNA as an Independent candidate and later joined MMAP. He is politically affiliated with JIP.

businessman by profession, he completed a B.Sc. degree in 1982 from University of the Punjab and was previously elected to the National Assembly during the terms of 1985-1988 and 1990-1993. Active in student politics, he was elected as the Vice President Punjab University Student̢۪s Union. Hafiz Salman Butt has also espoused labour causes and has served as President Prem Union and Vice President of National Labour Federation.

Married with two sons and two daughters, Hafiz Salman Butt has been a member of the Pakistan Football Federation since 1983; the Pakistan Swimming Federation since 1986, and the Lahore District Hockey Association since 1990.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Dr Asad Ashraf

Dr Asad Ashraf, member Punjab Assembly son of Mr Hasan Ashraf was born on June 21, 1963 in Lahore. He obtained the degree of MBBS in 1986 from Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore and completed his Post-Graduate Diploma in Cardiology in 1994 from NICVD, University of Karachi; and served as consultant cardiologist, Services Hospital Lahore. He has participated in various conferences during 1993 and 1994. He functioned as unelected Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab during 1997-99. A physician and a cardiologist, who remained a Member of Punjab Assembly during 2002-07 (functioned as Deputy Parliamentary Leader) and has returned to Punjab Assembly for the second consecutive term in general elections 2008. He has visited UAE, UK, Qatar and Tanzania.

Dr Saeed Elahi

Dr Saeed Elahi, member Punjab Assembly son of Sh Hameed Elahi was born on October 18, 1959 in Lahore. He obtained the degree of MBBS in 1985 from Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore. A medical doctor, who has been elected as Member, Provincial Assembly of the Punjab in general elections 2008 and is functioning as Parliamentary Secretary for Health. He has travelled to UK, USA, KSA, UAE, India and Nepal.

Ch Abdul Ghafoor Khan

Ch Abdul Ghafoor Khan, Food Minister Government of Punjab, son of Ch Surjan Khan was born on September 10, 1960 in Lahore. He graduated in 1994 from University of the Punjab, Lahore. An agriculturist, who served as Member, District Council Lahore. He remained Member, Provincial Assembly of the Punjab during 1997-99 and 2002-07 and has returned to Punjab Assembly for the third consecutive term in general elections 2008. He has functioned as Minister for Prisons from 27 June 2008 to 29 June 2010 and now is functioning as Minister for Food Punjab.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan

Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan, Speaker Punjab Assembly, son of Rana Phool Muhammad Khan (former MPA and Minister) was born on April 20, 1945 at Gumthala Garhu, Tehsil Pehowa, District Karnal, . He obtained his early education from D.B. High School, Bhai Pheroo (now Phool Nagar). He graduated from Islamia College, Civil Lines, Lahore in 1968 and obtained the degree of LL.B. from University of the Punjab, Lahore in 1971. He is an advocate and agriculturist. He served as Secretary, Tehsil Bar Associate, Bar Association, Chunian during 1975-76. He started his political career from Markaz Council and served as Chairman Markaz Council and Union Council, Phool Nagar during 1979-83, remained Vice Chairman, Zila Council, Kasur during 1983-87; functioned as Chairman Zila Council Kasur for two consecutive terms during 1987-93. He was first elected unopposed, to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab in the bye-election in 1993, but before he could make oath as a Member, the Assembly was dissolved in June 1993. He was elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab and served as Member during 1993-96. 
He returned again to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab for the third consecutive term in 1997 and served as Provincial Minister and held the portfolios of Livestock & Dairy Development, Forest, Wildlife, Fisheries and Tourism during 1997-99. He has returned to the Punjab Assembly for the fourth term and is functioning as Speaker since April 11, 2008, having been elected unopposed as such. He has visited United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, India and France. He belongs to a noble family of politicians. His father was elected as Member for six consecutive terms, to Provincial Assembly of West Pakistan during 1965-69, Provincial Assembly of the Punjab during 1972-77, 1977, 1985-88, 1988-90 and 1990-93, and also served as Provincial Minister during 1988-90 and 1990-93. His cousin, Rana Muhammad Hayat Khan remained MNA and Parliamentary Secretary during 1990-2007. His another cousin Rana Muhammad Ishaq Khan is a sitting MNA.