Daniyal Aziz

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Daniyal Aziz (Urdu/Punjabi: دانیال عزیز) is a Pakistani politician affiliated with the Pakistan Muslim League (N) who is currently a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan.[1] Previously, he was a member of the Pakistan Muslim League (Q) (PML-Q) and had been elected as a member of the National Assembly in 1997 from the NA-116 (Narowal-II) constituency and again in 2002.[2] He has also previously served as the chairman of the National Reconstruction Bureau (NRB), an institution of the Government of Pakistan.[3][4]

During the 2008 general elections, Aziz was defeated by an independent candidate, Chaudhry Muhammad Tariq Anees.[5] His defeat was attributed to growing unpopularity of the ruling PML (Q) and anti-Musharraf sentiments among the masses.[6]

He is also chairman of the Devolution Trust for Community Empowerment.[7] He is a Boston University graduate who entered politics, following in the footsteps of his father.[8]

Family[edit]

Daniyal Aziz is son of Anwar Aziz Chaudhry. Anwar Aziz had served as the federal minister for food and is a famous politician in Punjab. Daniyal Aziz belongs to a Gujjar family of Shakargarh. According to the Daily Times:[8]

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