Ghulam Farooq Awan

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Ghulam Farooq Awan
Native name غلام فاروق اعوان
Born (1961-02-10) February 10, 1961 (age 56)
Kahuta, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Education Master of Laws
Occupation Lawyer
Known for Former Adviser to the Prime Minister of Pakistan,
Former Attorney General of Pakistan

Ghulam Farooq Awan (Urdu: غلام فاروق اعوان‎) (born 10 February 1961), is a Pakistani lawyer and former adviser to the Prime Minister of Pakistan for law, justice and parliamentary affairs.[1] He is also the former additional Attorney General of Pakistan.

Early life[edit]

Ghulam Farooq was born on 10 February 1961. He was born in a village called Hothla in Kahuta. He passed his primary studies in Hothla Primary school. He graduated in LLB from Punjab University. He mastered in Islamic studies.He graduated in MA. He also participated in student's union politics and won the role as a representative of students.


Awan belongs to a political family. He is the brother of Babar Awan. His nephews are lawyers and one of his nephews is Shakeel Awan.

Political career[edit]

He became a lawyer in 1991 and spent 20 years as a lawyer. He became the additional Attorney General of Pakistan on 4 January 2011 and appointed as the adviser to the PM on 16 April 2011 by President of Pakistan, Asif Zardari.[2] He was made the adviser to the Prime Minister in 2011.[3]


  1. ^ "Farooq Awan appointed as adviser to the PM of Pakistan". Rasoul News. April 16, 2011. Archived from the original on March 21, 2012. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Asif Zardari appointed Farooq Awan as Adviser to PM". Pakistan Times. April 16, 2011. Archived from the original on November 3, 2013. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ "List of Advisers to the Prime Minister of Pakistan". Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2011.