Abdul Qadir Patel
|Abdul Qadir Patel
|Advisor to the President of Pakistan|
6 July 2012  – 16 March 2013 
|Preceded by||Faisal Raza Abidi|
|Member National Assembly of Pakistan from NA-239|
17 March 2008 – 16 March 2013 
|Preceded by||Hakim Qari Gul Rahman |
|Member Provincial Assembly of Sindh from PS-86 Karachi|
18 October 1993 – 7 November 1996
|Preceded by||Ali Muhammad Hingoro |
|Succeeded by||Muhammad Farooq Awan |
8 August 1968
|Political party||Pakistan Peoples Party|
|Alma mater||Federal Urdu University|
Abdul Qadir Patel (// Urdu: عبدالقادر پٹیل ; born 8 August 1968) is a Pakistani politician who represented the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in the National Assembly of Pakistan until June 2013. At the age of 25 he became the youngest parliamentarian in Pakistan's history. He currently chairs the Standing Committee on the Interior in the National Assembly of Pakistan.
Early life and education
Patel was born in Memon Society Hospital in Lyari Town in a prominent Kutchi family in Karachi on 8 August 1968. He is the eldest child of the former district chairman of Keamari Town, Hussain Patel. He started working at the age of fifteen at a tire repair shop. He attended K.P.T secondary school in Keamari Town, Karachi, before gaining his higher education from Urdu college. In 1991 he obtained his B.A. degree from Federal Urdu University where he served as president of Sindh People's Youth, a student wing of Pakistan Peoples Party. He married a niece of senior parliamentarian Haji Wali Muhammad Jamot.
Patel entered politics as a member of the 10th Provincial Assembly of Sindh on 18 October 1993 at the age of twenty five, which was the minimum age required by the election commission of Pakistan, during the by-election for constituency PS-86 Karachi (Lyari Town) when he defeated Ali Mohammad Hingoro who was than member provincial assembly of Sindh and very strong candidate from Pakistan Peoples Party (Shaheed Bhutto) however in election for 11th Provincial Assembly of Sindh he was succeeded by Muhammad Farooq Awan from constituency of PS 86. Later he was elected to the 13th National Assembly of Pakistan in February 2008 for the NA-239 (Karachi-I) Kemari Town seat in the general election on a Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarian (PPPP) ticket after defeating than member national assembly Hakim Qari Gul Rahman of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal.
He appears on political talk shows in Pakistan as a representative of the Pakistan Peoples Party. He has been associated with different departments and ministries within the Government of Pakistan such as the Department of Ports and Shipping, Foreign Affairs, Railways, and Labour. He currently serves as a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan as well as Chairman of the Standing Committee on the Interior. On 3 June 2012 he was appointed as President of the Karachi division of the Pakistan Peoples Party and as political adviser to President Asif Ali Zardari.
Peacekeeping in Karachi
Patel has contributed to conflict resolution in Karachi, especially in Kiamari Town and Lyari Town. He lost his close friend and political coordinator Edhi Amin Khaskheli in target killings in Karachi.
- Abdul Qadir Patel nominated as Adviser to the President The Nation Retrieved 4 July 2012
- Abdul Qadir Patel as the President of PPP’s Karachi wing and Adviser to the President after Abidi’s resignation. Daily Dawn Retrieved 3 July 2012
- Faisal Raza Abidi to resign as advisor to the President News Pakistan Retrieved 3 July 2012
- National Assembly stands dissolved The News International. Retrieved 17 March 2013
- Hakim Qari Gul Rahman Archived 15 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Pakistan Elections
- Preceded by MPA Ali Muhammad Hingoro from PS-86 9th Provincial Assembly of Sindh Previous Members (1990 - 1993)
- Succeeded by Muhammad Farooq Awan from PS 86 11th Provincial Assembly of Sindh Previous Members (1997 - 1999)
- Abdul Qadir Patel's profile on PILDAT Archived 28 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
- Abdul Qadir Patel Profile.
- Autobiography of Hussain Patel edited by Ameer Ahmed and Abeer Shah, pages 257-260
- Autobiography of Hussain Patel edited by Ameer Ahmed and Abeer Shah, pages 547-550
- Mr. Abdul Qadir Patel (By-Election) PS-86 Karachi PPP
- On Official Website of National Assembly of Pakistan
- railyway Qadir Patel happens to be the federal minister for ports and shipping on Dawn News[permanent dead link]
- Qadir Patel's participates in meeting with Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Issues Archived 8 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine. The News. Retrieved 6 October 2012
- Qadir Patel call attention notice to Railway Minister Ghulam Ahmed Bilour on 23 Feb Archived 24 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
- Qadir Patel call attention notice[permanent dead link]
- Government has decided to exempt Labor community from the new gas prices Qadir Patel Presence on occasion Archived 24 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
- Members list of Standing Committee on Interior
- List of Chairmen of all standing committee National Assembely of Pakistan
- Qadir Patel's appointed as Adviser to President, and President Karachi division of PPP Karachi division
- Patel's name nominated as Party President for Karachi division and Adviser to President of Pakistan Express Tribune. Retrieved 3 July 2012
- Patel made President PPP Karachi Business Recorder. Retrieved 4 July 2012
- Staff report. "Two political activists among six fall prey to violence". Daily Times, 25 May 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
- "Six people shot dead; PPP office attacked". Pakistan News Watch, 25 May 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
- APP. "PPP symbol of federation: Qaim". The Nation, 26 May 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
- Staff Reporter. "Six people shot dead; PPP office attacked". Dawn.com (Urdu Edition), 25 May 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
- "PML-N offices in Sindh to be destroyed if PPP hit in Punjab: Mirza". Pak Tribune. Retrieved 4 July 2012.