Adnan Haider Randhawa

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Adnan Haider Randhawa
Born Adnan
Burewala, Punjab, Pakistan
Education LLM from China University of Political Science and Law
Notable credit(s) .
Chairman Aam Admi Party Pakistan,[1] Secured 12th position all over Pakistan in Civil Service of Pakistan,
Title Politician,[2] Lawyer,[3] Columnists[4]
Religion Islam

Adnan Haider, more commonly Adnan Randhawa, is a Pakistani politician, columnist, civil and human rights campaigner and lawyer.[5][6] Adnan Randhawa was associated with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, where he worked in different capacities like Central Media Coordinator, Central Assistant Secretary Information and Deputy Information Secretary PTI.He criticized PTI under Imran Khan to have compromised its agenda of CHANGE by making many compromises with status quo forces which, he alleged, had inducted or planted many leaders in the ranks of PTI. Soon after he left PTI, he founded another political party Aam Admi Party Pakistan (AAPP).[7][8] He believes that a secular, liberal, socialist, democratic and pluralistic society is the answer to many woes that have plagued Pakistan over decades. Adnan Randhawa is busy in organizing his newly founded Aam Admi Party Pakistan to wage a political struggle against what he terms as corrupt ruling elite and status quo forces of Pakistan.[9]

Early life[edit]

Adnan Randhawa was born in Burewala, a small town of South Punjab, Pakistan in 1979. His father was a clerk in the office of Assistant Commissioner Burewala. His grandfather had fled from India during massacres of 1947 from Tehsil Batala, District Gurdaspur. After studying at his home town till intermediate level, he continued his bachelors and law studies at Forman Christian College at Lahore and University Law College, Punjab University, Lahore.

Career and Achievements[edit]

Adnan Randhawa entered into powerful Civil Services of Pakistan through the most prestigious competitive examination of Pakistan, Civil Superior Service (CSS) in which he secured 12th position all over Pakistan. He opted for Foreign Service of Pakistan in 2006. He learnt Chinese language for two years from China Foreign Affairs University and did his LLM from China University of Political Science and Law during his posting at Pakistan Embassy, Beijing. While posted at Foreign Office of Pakistan at Islamabad, Randhawa put up resistance against the alleged collusion of senior officers to secure the release of CIA agent Raymond Davis who had murdered two Pakistanis in cold blood witnessed by many in broad daylight. The resistance of Adnan Randhawa resulted in his resignation from Foreign Office of Pakistan in protest.[10] During his stay in bureaucracy, he made several attempts to organize civil officers against the staggerin,gly high levels of corruption and maladministration in bureaucracy. Currently, he practices law at different courts of Islamabad. He has written columns and articles for different Urdu and English newspapers which include The News, Express Tribune, Daily Jang, Nawa-i-Waqt, Nai Baat and Pakistan.[11][12][13][14] His series of columns Kaptan Nama on politics of PTI appeared on Saact TV. After resigning from PTI, he started a new series Awam Nama about the politics of Aam Admi Party Pakistan. His regular Urdu language column Tamashae Ahle Karam appears in largest Urdu Daily Jang.[15]


  1. ^ "AAPP Chairman". Retrieved 2014-04-27. 
  2. ^ "AAPP Chairman". Retrieved 2014-04-27. 
  3. ^ "High Profiles Cases". Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  4. ^ "In the Defence of Imran Khan". Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  5. ^ "In the Defence of Imran Khan". Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  6. ^ "Off the beaten track". Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  7. ^ "First NEC of AAPP". Retrieved 2014-03-20. 
  8. ^ "A Second AAP in Pakistan". Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  9. ^ "Meeting With D.I.K Delegation". Retrieved 2014-04-21. 
  10. ^ "Omar Cheema Story on Adnan Randhawa". Retrieved 2012-04-04. 
  11. ^ "Other Droughts". Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  12. ^ "Who Is Imran Khan". Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  13. ^ "Siasat Na Sahi". Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  14. ^ "Role Of Language". Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  15. ^ "Tamasha e Ahle Karam". Retrieved 2013-03-16.