Faisal Saleh Hayat

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Faisal Saleh Hayat
Constituency NA-87
Minister of Interior
In office
Preceded by Moinuddin Haider
Succeeded by Aftab Ahmad Sherpao
Personal details
Born 21 July 1952
Political party Pakistan Peoples Party

Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat (Urdu: مخدوم سيد فیصل صالح حیات‎ – born in Lahore in 1952) is a Pakistani politician from Jhang, Punjab, Pakistan.

Political career[edit]

He is the sijada nasheen (lineal descendant) of Hazrat Peer Syed Mehboob Alam Shah, of Shah Jeewna.[1][2] An agriculturist by profession, Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat holds a master's degree in law and a diploma in business administration from King's College London.

Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat was elected as Member of National Assembly of Pakistan for the terms of 1977–77, 1988–1990, 1990–1993, 1993–1996, 2002–2007 and 2008–2012.

In the 1990 election, his brother Asad Hayat was also elected member of National Assembly from NA86 Jhang.

Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat served as a member of Central Executive Committee of PPP in 1979. In 2002, he was elected MNA on PPPP ticket, later forming PPPP-Patriots and joining PML-Q. He served as Federal Minister in numerous Ministries which includes Commerce (1988–90), Environment, Housing and Works, Interior (2002–04), and Kashmir Affairs.

In 2013, his nomination papers were rejected on the charges of stealing irrigation water.[3][1][2]

Hayat is currently the President of the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) and he also serves as a member of the Strategic Committee of the world governing body of football, FIFA. In June 2017, 18 of the 26 members of the PFF voted in favor of Faisal Saleh Hayat's dismissal for incompetence and fund embezzlement.[4] In July 2017, the FIFA threatened to suspend the PFF's membership if it kept refusing to hand football affairs to its president-elect Faisal Saleh Hayat.[5][6]

In May 2017, Faisal Saleh Hayat was injured in a road accident near Faisalabad when his car was hit by a truck.[7][8]