Hamid Nasir Chattha

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Hamid Nasir Chattha
حامد ناصر چٹھہ
Speaker of the National Assembly
In office
31 May 1986 – 3 December 1988
Preceded by Fakhar Imam
Succeeded by Malik Meraj Khalid
Personal details
Born (1944-11-15) 15 November 1944 (age 72)
Lahore, British Raj
(now Pakistan)
Political party Muslim League (Before 1962)
Pakistan Muslim League (1962–1988)
Pakistan Muslim League (N) (1988–2002)
Pakistan Muslim League (Q) (2002–2009)
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (2016–present)
Alma mater Government College University, Lahore
Inns of Court School of Law

Chaudhry Hamid Nasir Chattha (Urdu: حامد ناصر چٹھہ‎) is a politician from Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan. He was born on November 15, 1944 at Lahore. Hamid Nasir Chattha is currently a Member of Punjab Assembly,[1][2] Pakistan after losing in 2008 National Assembly elections. He was previously elected as an MNA in 1985, 1990, 1993, and 2002 from his constituency of Gujranwala. Married, he is the father of two sons and two daughters.

Early Life and Family[edit]

Hamid Nasir Chatha son of Ch Salah-ud-Din Chatha.[3]

Early career[edit]

Hamid Nasir Chattha attended Aitchison College in Lahore. He received his bachelor's and master's degree in political science from Government College Lahore in 1966 followed by Bar-at-Law from Lincoln's Inn, London. He was not able to complete his Bar at Law exam because of his father's death.[4]

Later career[edit]

Between 1981–1985 Hamid Nasir Chattha served as Provincial Minister of Punjab holding the portfolio of Health and Education. He then went on to serve as Speaker of the National Assembly from 1986–1988.

As a federal minister, he held the portfolio of Information and Broadcasting and Science and Technology during 1985–1986 and later the portfolio of Planning during 1990–1993. He was the chairman of the special committee of Kashmir with the status of federal minister. He is one of the most influential politicians of Pakistan respected by friends and foes. His party has had two chief ministers of the Punjab and one foreign minister when his party was a coalition partner with PPP-P. Hamid Nasir won one of the biggest majorities in the Punjab in the 1985 party less elections.

He joined PTI in 2016 and is nowadays considered a leftist leader within the PTI.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Pak determined for Kashmiris right of self-determination: Chattha". PakTribune. 26 April 2005. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hamid Nasir Chattha". Pakistan Herald. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "All-Jatt contest in Wazirabad". Dawn. Pakistan. 12 August 2005. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  4. ^ http://elections.com.pk/candidatedetails.php?id=652
Political offices
Preceded by
Fakhar Imam
Speaker of the National Assembly
Succeeded by
Malik Meraj Khalid