Raja Muhammad Basharat
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Raja Muhammad Basharat (aka Raja Basharat) is a Pakistani politician from the city of Rawalpindi.
He is the son of Raja Lal Khan, a former provincial assembly member. He was a member and also chairman of the district council of Rawalpindi. He was in charge of the law ministry of Punjab for two consecutive terms and member of Punjab'a provincial assembly for four terms. As of 2010 he lived in Rawalpindi.
Education and law career
He graduated from the University of the Punjab with a LLB degree in 1976. He practiced law until entering politics with a position in the district council.
Raja was elected district council chair in 1979 and served until 1987. He remained a council member from 1987 to 1990. In 1990, he was elected to the Punjab provincial assembly. He was reelected in 1993. In 1996, after winning again, he was nominated for the Ministry of Law. In 2003, after the exile of party leader Nawaz Sharif, he became a part of the remodeled Pakistan Muslim League along with a majority of other political leaders. After the 2003 general elections he was appointed as special adviser to the Chief Minister of Punjab before becoming Senior Minister for the second time after winning the by-elections from Gujrat. Along with the Law ministry he took the portfolio of Local Government, Community Development and Parliamentary Affairs & Public Prosecution. As of 2010 he served as Advisor to Prime Minister with the status of Federal Minister, for Industries and Defense Production.
He is married and has a son. His wife, Agha Pari Gul, is also a politician. She has been a member of provincial assembly of Baluchistan for three terms and also Minister of Education of Baluchistan. As of 2010 she was a senator of Pakistan Muslim League.
- "Senate of Pakistan". Senate.gov.pk. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
Opposition criticizing government.
- , Punjab Assembly Website.