Naveed Qamar

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Naveed Qamar
MNA
Minister for Defence
In office
4 June 2012 – 16 March 2013
Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani
Raja Pervaiz Ashraf
Preceded by Ahmad Mukhtar
Succeeded by Mir Hazar Khan Khoso (Caretaker)
Minister for Finance
In office
15 May 2008 – 8 October 2008
Acting: 15 May 2008 – 13 September 2008
Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani
Preceded by Ishaq Dar
Succeeded by Shaukat Tarin
In office
28 October 1996 – 5 November 1996
Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto
Preceded by Makhdoom Shahabuddin (Acting)
Succeeded by Shahid Javed Burki (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1955-09-22) 22 September 1955 (age 62)[1][2]
Karachi, Pakistan
Political party Pakistan Peoples Party
Relations Qamar Zaman Shah (father)
Alma mater University of Manchester
Northrop University
California State University, Los Angeles

Syed Naveed Qamar (Urdu: سید نوید قمر‎; born 22 September 1955) is a Pakistani politician who is currently a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, belonging to the Pakistan Peoples Party.

Early life and education[edit]

Qamar was born in Karachi, Sindh on 22 September 1955.[3][2][1][4]

Qamar received his B.Sc (Hons) degree in Computer Science from Manchester University in 1976. He did his MS in Management from Northrop University in 1978 and received his MBA degree from California State University in 1979.[1][4]

Qamar is married and has three daughters and a son.[4]

Political career[edit]

Qamar began his political career by electing to the Provincial Assembly of Sindh in Pakistani general election, 1988 on a Pakistan Peoples Party platform and held the portfolio as Provincial Minister of Sindh for Information.[1][4][5]

He was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan in Pakistani general election, 1990 on PPP ticket.[6][1][4][7][8][9]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly in Pakistani general election, 1993 on PPP ticket[6] and became chairman of the Privatisation Commission of Pakistan.[1][4][10]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly in Pakistani general election, 1997 on PPP ticket[6] and was appointed as the Federal Minister for Finance and Privatisation.[1][4][10]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly in Pakistani general election, 2002 on PPP ticket from NA-222.[6][1][4][11]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly in Pakistani general election, 2008 from NA-222 constituency on PPP ticket[6][1][4] and was made Federal Minister for Privatisation[12] with the additional portfolio of Port and Shipping.[13][14] He also briefily held the portfolio of Federal Minister for Finance for five months in 2008.[1]

In August 2009, he was made Federal Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources with additional charge of Minister for Privatisation.[1] He was removed from the post of Federal Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources[15] and was given portfolio of Ministry of Water and Power in March 2011.[16][17][1] In 2011, he was made Federal Minister for Defence.[1][18]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly in Pakistani general election, 2013 from NA-222 constituency on PPP ticket.[19][20] In 2016, he was made parliamentary leader of PPP in the National Assembly.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Syed Naveed Qamar". Ministry of Defence,. Archived from the original on 1 December 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "If elections are held on time…". www.thenews.com.pk. 31 December 2012. Archived from the original on 12 September 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Detail Information". 19 April 2014. Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Profile Page". PILDAT. 14 October 2008. Archived from the original on 14 October 2008. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Reporter, The Newspaper's Staff (31 July 2016). "Naveed Qamar named PPP's parliamentary leader in NA". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 6 February 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c d e Khan, Mohammad Hussain (11 May 2013). "PPP will have to sweat to clinch wins in stronghold T.M. Khan". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 16 May 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  7. ^ Khan, Mohammad Hussain (10 May 2013). "Bittersweet tales from Tando Mohammad Khan". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 8 June 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "Six Pakistani PMs, two presidents won the rigged 1990 polls". www.thenews.com.pk. Archived from the original on 24 August 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "Naveed, Dr Azra potential candidates for slot". www.thenews.com.pk. Archived from the original on 12 September 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  10. ^ a b "New finance minister will have tough job". www.thenews.com.pk. 17 March 2008. Archived from the original on 12 September 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  11. ^ Report, Dawn (12 October 2002). "HYDERABAD: PPP grabs majority NA seats in Sindh: MQM suffers setback in Hyderabad". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 9 April 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  12. ^ "Five new portfolios created, seven cabinet slots vacant". DAWN.COM. 5 November 2008. Archived from the original on 11 May 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  13. ^ "PC board reconstituted". www.thenews.com.pk. Archived from the original on 12 September 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  14. ^ "24-strong cabinet takes oath". The News. 31 March 2008. Archived from the original on 14 October 2008. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  15. ^ Newspaper, From the (12 February 2011). "Some heavyweights left out of 22-member new cabinet". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 25 August 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  16. ^ "PM assigns additional charges to eight federal ministers". DAWN.COM. 5 March 2011. Archived from the original on 12 September 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  17. ^ Newspaper, From the (6 March 2011). "Ministers get more portfolios; cabinet expansion put off". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 24 August 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  18. ^ "Cabinet reshuffle: Portfolios swapped for Mukhtar and Qamar". DAWN.COM. 2 June 2012. Archived from the original on 12 September 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  19. ^ Newspaper, From the (14 May 2013). "National Assembly seats from Sindh". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 7 March 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  20. ^ Reporter, The Newspaper's Staff (13 May 2013). "Announced results show PPP wins five NA, 21 PA seats in Sindh". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 7 March 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Makhdoom Shahabuddin
Acting
Minister of Finance
1996
Succeeded by
Shahid Javed Burki
Acting
Preceded by
Ishaq Dar
Minister of Finance
2008
Succeeded by
Shaukat Tarin
Preceded by
Ahmad Mukhtar
Minister of Defence
2012–2013
Succeeded by
Mir Hazar Khan Khoso
Acting