Muhammad Tariq Tarar

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Muhammad Tariq Tarar
(Urdu: ًمحمد طارق تارڑ‎)
Member National Assembly of Pakistan PPPP
In office
18 February 2008 – May 2013
PresidentPervez Musharraf
Muhammad Mian Soomro (Acting)
Asif Ali Zardari
Prime MinisterYousaf Raza Gillani
Personal details
Born13 May 1961
Phalia, Punjab, Pakistan
Political partyPakistan Tehreek e Insaaf Parliamentarians
Alma materBahauddin Zakariya University

Muhammad Tariq Tarar (Urdu: ًمحمد طارق تارڑ) (born 13 May 1961) is a Pakistani legislator and a former Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from Constituency NA-108 for the Pakistan Peoples Party.[1][2] He is from the village of Raike, Phalia, District Mandi Bahauddin, Punjab.


Tarar participated in all General Elections from 1990 until 2013. He lost his first General Election in 1990 against Pir Syed Mohammad Yaqoob Shah. In 1993 he was elected as a Member of Provincial Assembly, staying until 1996. In 2008 Tarar was re-elected Member of the National Assembly.[3] He was Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Environment from March 2009 – July 2011, and has been Federal Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting since July 2011.

Tarar was involved in a controversy about a fake college degree that attracted national attention. According to an investigation, he participated in the 2008 elections on the basis of BA degree which he obtained form Bahauddin Zakariya University.[4] The claim was challenged by Anti Corruption Punjab who showed that he had used fake photographs for appearing in the exam. Anti Corruption Punjab wanted to investigate the matter for two years but was stopped by the Federal Government.[5][6]

He lost his seat during 2013 General Elections and came third with 13% of votes[7]


  1. ^ "Muhammad Tariq Tarar, PTI Candidate, NA108 (Mandi Bahauddin-I) Ex-MNA NA-108". Retrieved 2014-07-11.
  2. ^ "National Assembly of Pakistan". 2014-07-02. Retrieved 2014-07-11.
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  5. ^ "Another PPP MNA turns out to be a fake degree holder". 2010-04-14. Retrieved 2014-07-11.
  6. ^ "105 politicians used unfair means to reach parliament". Daily Times (Pakistan). 2010-12-03. Archived from the original on 2011-02-17. Retrieved 2014-07-11.
  7. ^ General Election 11 May 2013

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