Haji Baz Gul Afridi

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Haji Baz Gul Afridi
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Born Darra Adam Khel, F.A.T.A
Occupation Politician
Known for Ex-Member of National Assembly of Pakistan
Relatives Haji Gul Afridi, Haji Majeed Gul Afridi, Haji Islam Gul Afridi, Asad Afridi.

Malik Haji Baz Gul Afridi, (Urdu-حاجی باز گل آفریدی) is a Pakistani politician from the Darra Adam Khel region of Pakistan. He served as the Member of National Assembly for the FATA region NA-34 from 1997 to 1999.[1][2]

Haji Baz Gul comes from an Afridi Pashtun family from the region of Darra Adam Khel in the federally administrated tribal areas of Pakistan. Gun trade is a major occupation in Darra and Baz Gul became an arms dealer in the area. He also claims to have sold weapons to those smuggling arms into various countries.[3] He also co-owned Peshawar's largest computer market until it was closed in 2007.[4][5]

He entered politics by running as an independent candidate for the National Assembly of Pakistan during the Pakistan General Elections 1997 and was elected as MNA from NA-34 region of FATA.[6] He served as the MNA for NA-34 FATA until 1999.

Baz Gul was a candidate for National Assembly seat NA-47 in the 2008 General Election. He was third, with 20% of the vote.[7] He contested the same seat in the 2013 General Election, this time as a candidate for the PML-N.[8][9] He lost, coming in fourth, with 9% of the vote.[10]

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  1. ^ "MEMBERS : National Assembly of Pakistan". Nationalassembly.tripod.com. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  2. ^ "NA panel seeks PTV, radio transmission extension to FATA | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)". Pakistan Press Foundation. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  3. ^ "Pakistani Arms Dealers Hail God and the AK-47 - New York Times". Nytimes.com. 1988-03-08. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  4. ^ "IPS – RIGHTS-PAKISTAN: Harsh Colonial Law Set To Change | Inter Press Service". Ipsnews.net. 2008-04-09. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  5. ^ "Pakistanis In Frontier Town Find Turmoil Keeps Business Booming". By Terry Atlas, Chicago Tribune. July 19, 1988. Retrieved 2013-04-23. 
  6. ^ Awam online. "Election Results 1988 to 1997 - National Assembly". Awam online. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  7. ^ "Election result 2008 for NA-47". ECP. Archived from the original on February 19, 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Baz Gul Afridi kicks off election campaign". Thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  9. ^ "40 candidates in run for NA-47 Fata seat". Thefrontierpost.com. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  10. ^ "Pakistan Election Commission with results for 2013". Retrieved 2013-05-13.