Rafique Rajwana

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Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana
ملك محمد رفيق رجوانہ
Malik Rafique Rajwana at an Agricultural Partnership at Expo in Lahore (41151147234) (cropped).jpg
36th Governor of Punjab
Assumed office
10 May 2015
President Mamnoon Hussain
Prime Minister Shahid khaqan
Preceded by Mohammad Sarwar
Pakistan Senator from Punjab
In office
12 March 2012 – 7 May 2015
President Asif Ali Zardari
Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf
In office
3 June 1997 – 5 July 1999
Personal details
Born Muhammad Rafique Rajwana
(1949-02-20) 20 February 1949 (age 69)
Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Political party Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Alma mater Forman Christian College
Profession Lawyer

Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana (Urdu: ملك محمد رفيق رجوانہ‎; born 20 February 1949) is the 36th Governor of Punjab, in office since 10 May 2015. He is affiliated with PML-N.[1]

He conducted landmark cases, including Mian Nawaz Sharif, Memogate Scandal,[2] Election expenses, Alstom Energy Ltd, Rally Energy Ltd and Liverpool Cotton Association.[3] He was the chairman of the parliamentary committee for appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan in 2014.

Early life[edit]

He is a native of Multan in southern Punjab. Rajwana graduated from Government Emerson College Multan and earned a master's degree in Economics from Forman Christian College University, Lahore.

Career[edit]

Rajwana joined the judiciary in 1987, resigning, later to start law firm Rajwana & Rajwana. In 1996, he was elected as President of High Court Bar Association Multan. His core areas of practice are Civil, Company, Alternate Dispute Resolution and Arbitration.

He served as senator from southern Punjab in 1997 and in 2012.[4] Rajwana is the senior Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan.

In February 2014, he was appointed chair of the parliamentary committee for appointment of Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan.[5]

He has been member of senate committees for Foreign Affairs, Law Justice and Human Rights, Government Assurances, Committee on Rules of Procedure and Privileges, Senate House Committee, Devolution Process[4]

On May 10, 2015 he became Governor of Punjab.[1][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rafique Rajwana takes oath as Punjab governor". The Express Tribune. 10 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Detailed order in memo gate case". Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Our team". Archived from the original on 28 April 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Senater profile". Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Pakistan govt takes significant move for CEC appointment". Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "senator rafiq rajwana appointed as governor punjab". Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  7. ^ Hasanat, Sheraz. "Punjab governor Sarwar resigns: 'I can serve Pakistan better out of office'". Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Mohammad Sarwar
Governor of Punjab
07 May 2015
Succeeded by
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