Awais Leghari

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Awais Leghari
MNA
Federal Minister for Power
Assumed office
5 October 2017
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
Assumed office
1 June 2013
Personal details
Born (1971-08-01) August 1, 1971 (age 46)[1]
Nationality Pakistani
Political party Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Parents Farooq Leghari (father)

Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari (Urdu: اویس احمد خان لغاری‎; born 1 August 1971) is a Pakistani politician who is the current Federal Minister for Power, in office since October 2017, He has been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League (N).

Early life[edit]

He was born on 1 August 1971.[1]

Political career[edit]

He was elected as the member of the National Assembly on a ticket of National Alliance (Pakistan) from NA-173 (D.G.Khan-III) in Pakistani general election, 2002.[2][3]

He was born to Farooq Leghari.[4]

He served as Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications.[4]

He ran for the seat of the National Assembly on a ticket of Pakistan Muslim League (Q) from NA-173 (D.G.Khan-III) in Pakistani general election, 2008 but was unsuccessful.[5][6][7]

He was elected as the member of the National Assembly from NA-172 (D.G.Khan-II) in by-election held in 2010. The seat was became vacant after his father Farooq Leghari died who won the seat in 2008 election.[8][7]

He was elected as the member of the National Assembly on a ticket of Pakistan Muslim League (N) from NA-173 (D.G.Khan-III) in Pakistani general election, 2013.[7][9][10][11][12]

Following the election of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as Prime Minister of Pakistan in August 2017, he was inducted into the federal cabinet of Abbasi.[13][14] He was offered the portfolio of ministry of science and technology but he refused to accept it.[15] Reportedly, he demanded the portfolio of privatization.[16] He was made Federal Minister however he was not assigned any ministry.[17] In October 2017, he was made Minister in-charge of Power division.[18][19]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Arithmetic of political families in national, provincial assemblies". DAWN.COM. 20 December 2002. Archived from the original on 8 April 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "DAWN - Features; November 26, 2002". DAWN.COM. 26 November 2002. Archived from the original on 9 April 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "As Pakistan goes to polls: Take a peek at some major NA constituencies". DAWN.COM. 10 May 2013. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "Legharis bury the hatchet". DAWN.COM. 9 February 2008. Archived from the original on 8 April 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  7. ^ a b c Khan, Iftikhar A. (5 August 2017). "A blend of old, new hands". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 5 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017. 
  8. ^ "Traditional rivals face off". DAWN.COM. 2 May 2013. Archived from the original on 8 April 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  9. ^ "Kashmir envoys: diplomatic tactics or appeasement for reluctant allies?". DAWN.COM. 2 September 2016. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2017. 
  10. ^ "43 newly elected legislators join PML-N". DAWN.COM. 23 May 2013. Archived from the original on 6 March 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2017. 
  11. ^ "PPP re-emerges in southern Punjab". DAWN.COM. 12 October 2002. Archived from the original on 6 March 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2017. 
  12. ^ "Leghari questions Khosa's candidature". DAWN.COM. 7 April 2013. Archived from the original on 6 March 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2017. 
  13. ^ "A 43-member new cabinet sworn in". Associated Press Of Pakistan. 4 August 2017. Archived from the original on 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  14. ^ "PM Khaqan Abbasi's 43-member cabinet takes oath today". Pakistan Today. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  15. ^ Raza, Syed Irfan (10 August 2017). "Daniyal Aziz among four new ministers". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 10 August 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2017. 
  16. ^ Reporter, The Newspaper's Staff (18 August 2017). "Portfolios allocated to PM's advisers, special assistants". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 18 August 2017. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  17. ^ "Bloated cabinet: Influential ministers with powerless underlings - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 25 September 2017. Archived from the original on 25 September 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2017. 
  18. ^ "Awais Leghari made Minister of Power Division". Business Recorder. 5 October 2017. Archived from the original on 9 November 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
  19. ^ . Cabinbet Division http://www.cabinet.gov.pk/frmDetails.aspx?id=103&opt=newsevents. Archived from the original on 9 November 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2017.  Missing or empty |title= (help)