Akhtar Chaudhry

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Akhtar Chaudhry
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4th Vice President of the Norwegian Parliament
Assumed office
8 October 2009
Member of Parliament
for Oslo
In office
2001 – incumbent
Personal details
Born Haque Nawaz Akhtar Chaudhry
(1961-07-23) 23 July 1961 (age 54)
Lahore, Pakistan
Nationality Norwegian
Political party Socialist Left Party
Residence Oslo, Norway
Occupation Politician
Religion Muslim[1]

Haque Nawaz Akhtar Chaudhry (born 23 July 1961) is a Pakistani-Norwegian politician for the Socialist Left Party and 4th Vice President (deputy speaker) of the Norwegian parliament. Chaudhry came to Norway from Pakistan in 1982.[2]

He served in the position of deputy representative to the Norwegian Parliament from Oslo during the terms 2001–2005 and 2005–2009. Halfway into the latter term, in 2007, he moved up as a regular representative as Heidi Sørensen (who in turn filled in for Kristin Halvorsen) was appointed State Secretary. He has been a member of Parliament since then. When Heidi Sørensen returned to Parliament in 2012, Heikki Holmås joined the cabinet, so from then Chaudry replaced him in Parliament.

On 4 December 2012 Akthar Chaudry lost a nomination election in Oslo SV for the top spot on the party´s ballot in the Norwegian parliamentary election of 2013. He was not interested in spots further down the ballot and will not be reelected to the parliament in 2013.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Konspirasjonsteorier mot muslimer ? - Akhtar Chaudry, Shoaib Sultan, Mariam Adampour [Conspiracy theories against Muslims ? - Akhtar Chaudry, Shoaib Sultan, Mariam Adampour] (YouTube) (in Norwegian). University of Oslo: Muslimsk Studentsamfunn. 19 April 2012. 35 minutes in. Retrieved 2 May 2012. Ja, jeg prøver å bruke konsekvent begrepet vi når jeg snakker om muslimer, fordi, og det er ikke alltid at jeg gjør, jeg er veldig bevisst på når jeg sier vi om muslimer, men jeg gjør det her fordi jeg ønsker å ha en åpen og ærlig samtale oss imellom. 
  2. ^ Stokke, Olga; Nina Berglund (12 December 2006). "Top 10 immigrants named". Aftenposten. Retrieved 24 October 2007. 
  3. ^ Martin Herman Wiedswang Zondag: Holmås vant SV-thrilleren NRK, 4 December 2012
  1. "Akhtar Chaudhry" (in Norwegian). Stortinget.no.