Aitzaz Ahsan

Aitzaz Ahsan

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)

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A lawyer and a human rights activist, Mr. Aitzaz Ahsan was born on 27 September 1945 and belongs to the third generation in a family of politicians. He was also a founding vice-president of Human RIghts Commission of Pakistan. He went to Aitchison College and Government College in Lahore and studied law at the Cambridge University. He also appeared in the CSS examinations but did not join the civil services.
Throughout his political career, he has mostly remained affiliated with PPP. He joined the party in 1970, and was elected as member of provincial assembly in the by-elections following the elections of 1977. He joined Tehrik-e-Istaqlal briefly after his resignation from PPP in 1977 following an incident of police violence against protestors of Pakistan National Alliance. At the time, he was a Minister of Information Planning & Development for Punjab. In addition, he was also a part of the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy (MRD). In 1988 and 1990, he won the elections to the National Assembly but lost the seat in the elections of 1993. Under the governments of Ms. Bhutto, he served in different capacities as Minister of Interior, Minister of Law, for Narcotics control and for Education. He became a Senator in the year 1994, and remained the Leader of the House. He became Leader of the Opposition in the year 1996. He was elected MNA again in 2002 from the party’s platform.
As a lawyer he fought cases for Ms. Bhutto, Mr. Nawaz Sharif and for Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhary. Mr. Ahsan was a pivotal figure in the Lawyer’s Movement that lasted from 9 March 2007 to 17 March 2009 that resulted in the restoration of Judiciary and was considered a historical movement of Pakistan. In 2012 he ran for the senate seat reserved for technocrats and won. He remained Leader of the Opposition in Senate from 2013 to 2015.
He wrote the book “Indus Saga and the Making of Pakistan” and its Urdu translation, “Sindh Sagar Aur Qyam-e-Pakistan.”
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  • Anonymous User at 16:49 He should be the PM of Pakistan
  • Anonymous User at 16:51 He is running behind the Bhutto Ideology which died long before
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General (2013) PP-28 Sargodha-I PPP Won 45,044
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