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    Born on September 27, 1945 at Murree, Punjab, Aitzaz Ahsan was elected to the National Assembly as a PPPP candidate. He has previously been elected as MNA for the terms of 1988, 1991 and 1993. He was also elected as Senator for the term of 1994-1999.
    Aitzaz Ahsan was elected as MPA in Punjab in 1976-77, and held the portfolios of Information, Planning and Development, Culture and Tourism as provincial minister. Later, he served as federal minister for Law and Justice; Interior, Narcotics Control and Education.
    Aitzaz Ahsan received his masters degree from Cambridge University, U.K. in 1967. A Barrister-at-Law by profession, he is a Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Posessing a literary penchant, he has also authored the book “The Indus Saga and the Making of Pakistan” and its Urdu translation, “Sindh Sagar Aur Qyam-e-Pakistan” which present the cultural history of Pakistan. Married, he is the father of two daughters and a son.

    Candidate's Party Affiliation
    Competitors as per Elections 2002
    Contact Information
    Candidate Address :
    5, Zaman Park, Canal Bank
    Lahore, Punjab

    Phone No(res) :
    042-6305327

    Mobile No :
    0300-8452200

    Email :

    Introduction

    Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan b September 27, 1945 at Murree. He has worked as vice president of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.

    History and Background
    Ahsan is a well respected Pakistani lawyer, writer, politician, former Federal Minister for Law and Justice; Interior, Narcotics Control (1988-1990) and Education and leader of the opposition in the senate (1994-1999). Elected Member of National Assembly thirce on a People's Party ticket, he is noted for his loyalty to PPP leader Benazir Bhutto and is one of Pakistan's most respected politicians for his eloquent and articulate speeches on the floor of the assembly and his knowledge of the law. He also made legal history of sorts by having defended two Prime Ministers in the court of law. Having previously fought cases in defence of Ms Bhutto in 2001 he took up a case in defence of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
    Early Years
    Aitzaz Ahsan started his political career in the 1970's when he held the portfolio of Punjab information planning & development minister during Pakistan Peoples Party(PPP) government in 1970's. He was jailed several times as a political prisoner without trial for active participation in the movement for restoration of democracy.
    In Power
    He elected as member of National Assembly in 2002 elections from NA-124 , Lahore-vII
    Current Status
    Areas of Legislative Interest
    • Constitutional Remendies/Corporate Reform/Hum Right
    Membership of National Assembly Committees
    • Standing Committee on interior
    • Standing Committee on Public Accounts
    Contact Information in Islamabad
    H.No.10, St.16, F-6/3
    Islamabad
    Phone No(off): 051-2206545-6




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