Jamshed Dasti

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Jamshed Dasti
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
In office
3 June 2013 – 31 May 2018
Personal details
Born (1978-02-15) 15 February 1978 (age 40)
NationalityPakistani
Political partyAwami Raj Party[1]

Jamshed Ahmad Khan Dasti (Urdu: جمشید احمد خان دستی‎; born 15 February 1978) is a Pakistani politician who had been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan between 2008 and May 2018.

Early life[edit]

He was born on 15 February 1978.[2]

Political career[edit]

He was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan on ticket of Pakistan People's Party from NA-178 Muazaffargarh-III in Pakistani general election, 2008.[3][4][5]

In 2010, he resigned from the National Assembly for possessing a fake BA degree[6] after which the Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered him to present his graduation degree.[7]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly from Constituency NA-178 in a by-election held in 2010.[8]

In 2012, he quit PPP.[9]

In April 2013 Dasti was sentenced to 3 years in prison and 5,000 Rupees fine for presenting a fake graduation degree during the 2008 election. Following the court verdict he was arrested from outside the courtroom. On foreseeing the court verdict he announced his decision of not contesting in the general elections of 2013 a day earlier the court announced the verdict.[7] On 10 April 2013, the Multan bench of Lahore High Court heard Dasti's appeal and overturned his conviction of 3 years and 5000 Rs fine hence paving the way for him to contest the elections.[10]

In 2013, he joined Pakistan Muslim League (N).[11]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan as an independent candidate from NA-177 Muazaffargarh-II and NA-178 Muazaffargarh-III in Pakistani general election, 2013.[4][12][5]

Controversies[edit]

He was nominated as accused in a murder case in 2015.[13]

In June 2017, Dasati was arrested while he was returning to Muzzafargarh from Islamabad, for allegedly opening a water canal forcibly in Muzzaffargarh,[14] to irrigate the farming lands. His bail request was approved by an Anti-Terrorism Court a few days later.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.dawn.com/news/1342119. Archived from the original on 29 June 2017. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "If elections are held on time…". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Jamshed Dasti parts ways with PPP". DAWN.COM. 15 March 2013. Archived from the original on 12 April 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Dasti clinches Muzaffargarh's NA-178". DAWN.COM. 12 May 2013. Archived from the original on 12 April 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  5. ^ a b Raza, Malik Tahseen (6 July 2015). "Dasti's 'PTI dream' yet to be realised". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 12 April 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Gilani`s brother in run for NA-178". DAWN.COM. 9 April 2010. Archived from the original on 12 April 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Fake degrees: Former lawmakers fall like ninepins". DAWN.COM. 4 April 2013. Archived from the original on 12 April 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Dasti, Jutt take oath in NA - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 4 June 2010. Archived from the original on 12 April 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Jamshed Dasti quits PPP". DAWN.COM. 11 January 2012. Archived from the original on 12 April 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  10. ^ "LHC overturns Jamshed Dasti's conviction". DAWN.COM. 10 April 2013. Archived from the original on 12 September 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  11. ^ Report, Dawn (18 May 2013). "Dasti also joins party: Legharis pledge allegiance to Nawaz League". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 12 April 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  12. ^ Newspaper, From the (13 May 2013). "From stronghold to nightmare". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 7 March 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  13. ^ Correspondent, The Newspaper's (16 June 2017). "Dasti granted bail in murder case". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  14. ^ "MNA Jamshed Dasti arrested for opening gate of canal". The Nation. Archived from the original on 24 June 2017.
  15. ^ Court approves MNA Jamshed Dasti's bail Archived 23 June 2017 at the Wayback Machine.