Chaudhry Amir Hussain

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Chaudhry Amir Hussain
Speaker of the National Assembly
In office
19 September 2002 – 19 March 2008
Deputy Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan
Preceded by Elahi Bux Soomro
Succeeded by Fahmida Mirza
Personal details
Born (1942-06-22) 22 June 1942 (age 72)
Sialkot, British Raj
(now Pakistan)
Political party Pakistan Muslim League (Before 1985)
Pakistan Muslim League-
Functional
(1985–1988)
Pakistan Muslim League-
Nawaz
(1988–2002)
Pakistan Muslim League-
Quaid
(2002–present)
Alma mater University of the Punjab

Chaudhry Amir Hussain is a Pakistani politician. He was the 17th Speaker of National Assembly of Pakistan, serving from 2002 to 2008.[citation needed]

On October 2, 2007, 85 Pakistani opposition lawmakers resigned from the country's parliament to derail President Pervez Musharraf's re-election bid. The Parliament was to elect the new president before October 15. National Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Amir Hussain stated that the resignations would not affect the presidential election.[1]

Hussain was defeated in the February 2008 parliamentary election.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cnn.com, Mass walkout bid to stop Musharraf
  2. ^ Nirupama Subramanian, "Big heads roll in Pakistan poll", The Hindu, February 20, 2008.
Political offices
Preceded by
Elahi Bux Soomro
Speaker of the National Assembly
2002–2008
Succeeded by
Fahmida Mirza