Anwar Ali Cheema

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Chaudhry Anwar Ali Cheema
Ministry of Production, Pakistan
In office
May 2011 – May 2013
President Asif Ali Zardari
Personal details
Born (1935-01-01)January 1, 1935
Sargodha, Pakistan
Died July 31, 2016(2016-07-31) (aged 81)
Lahore, Pakistan
Political party Pakistan Muslim League (Q)

Chaudhry Anwar Ali Cheema (January 1, 1935 – July 31, 2016) was a Pakistani politician.

Political career[edit]

He was born on Jan 1, 1935 in Sargodha and did his graduation from Government College, Lahore. He was recruited as naib tehsildar in 1961 but he quit in 1974 and subsequently started his political career by contesting elections of the District Council member where he remained vice chairman and chairman till 1987. Anwar Ali Cheema held the office of District Council Chairman for Sargodha. He won election to the Pakistan National Assembly on seven consecutive occasions between 1985–2013 which is a unique honor. He represented the PML(Q) party.[1]

Cheema held the office of Federal minister of health for few days and was then made Federal Minister of Production. He was given the title of Shenshah-e-Tameerat (King of Development) for his works in his constituency and Sargodha city.

Cheema had been an MNA from NA-67 (formerly NA-50) for seven consecutive terms from 1985–2013. He was known to be a companion of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but parted ways and joined the PML-Q when Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi formed the party with the blessings of former president retired Gen Pervez Musharraf. His son’s father-in-law is Chaudhry Tajamal Hussain, a first cousin of Chaudhry Shujaat, due to which he shifted loyalties from PML-N.[2]

Cheema had a son and a daughter. His son, Aamir Sultan Cheema, is a former provincial minister of irrigation and livestock. He has been elected member of provincial assembly six times. Cheema's daughter in law, Tanzeela Aamir Cheema has been elected MNA twice and also held the office of chairman district council sargodha. She belongs from the Chaudhry family of Gujrat. Sardar Arif Nakai, Ex- Chief Minister Of Punjab, was Anwar Ali Cheema's brother in law.

Cheema died on July 31, 2016 in Lahore, Pakistan from an illness.[3]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-22. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
  2. ^ Correspondent, The Newspaper's (1 August 2016). "Seven-time MNA Anwar Cheema passes away". 
  3. ^ "Former Federal Minister Anwar Ali Cheema passes away". Radio Pakistan. 31 July 2016. Retrieved 2016-08-02. 

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