Nayyar Hussain Bukhari

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Nayyar Hussain Bukhari
نیئر حسین بخاری
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S.N. Bukarhi, 2013
6th Chairman of the Senate
In office
12 March 2012 – 11 March 2015
Preceded byFarooq Naek
Succeeded byRaza Rabbani
Personal details
Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukari

(1952-12-23) 23 December 1952 (age 65)
Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan
Citizenship Pakistan
Political partyPakistan Peoples Party
Alma materPunjab University
Gordon College

Nayyar Hussain Bukhari (Urdu: سید نیئر حسین بخاری‎), is the senior senator from Islamabad and senior leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).[1] He was the 6th Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan, serving from 12 March 2012 to 12 March 2015.

A strong proponent of social democracy,[2] he is also the key member of the Senate Standing Committee on Water and Power since 17 April 2009.[3]


Nayyar Hussain Bukhari was born in the suburbs of Village Malpur (old Rawalpindi, now Islamabad), Punjab province of Pakistan, on 23 December 1953.[3] He was educated at the PAF Model School in Chaklala and studied at the St. Mary's College in Rawalpindi.[3] He was active in politics as early as 1968, and was a vital member of the Peoples Students Federation.[3] He also attended the Gordon College and a transfer to Punjab University to study for his humanities degree.[3] He earned BA in humanities in 1973 as well as LLB in civil law from the Punjab University in 1976.[1]

Upon graduating from the Punjab University, he enrolled as an Advocate at the local District court in 1977, and later enrolled as an Advocate at the Lahore High Court in 1981.[3] During this time, he became member of Pakistan Bar Council and became its general secretary in 1982. During this time, he built up political relations with the members of the PPP and became its general secretary for Islamabad wing.[3]

After successfully participating in general elections held in 1988 for NA–49 Islamabad–II constituency, he supervised the socialist programme, the People's Works Program, initiated by the PPP government in 1989.[3] He consistently defended his NA–49 Islamabad–II during the general elections held in 1990, 1993, 1997, 2002, and 2008.[3]

On 17 April 2009, he successfully became senator and chaired the Standing Committees on Interior, Environment and Port and Shipping.[4] In 2011, he personally supervised the successful programme, the Prime Minister Committee for Flood Relief, whilst headed the Standing Committee on Judges Appointments.[3] On 12 March 2012, his credentials and majority of PPP in Senate paved the way for the unopposed election of Bukhari as Senate chairman.[5]

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  1. ^ a b Staff editor. "Sayeed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari". Govt. of Pakistan. Election Commission of Pakistan Press. Archived from the original on 6 January 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  2. ^ Ali, Mohsin (13 March 2012). "Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari of PPP elected Chairman of Senate". Gulf news, Pakistan Bureau. Archived from the original on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Staff editors. "Chairman Senate, Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari,". Govt. Pakistan. Senate of Pakistan. Archived from the original on 26 April 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  4. ^ Staff (d). "Details of Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari". Pakistan Herald. Retrieved 5 January 2014. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ Staff reporter (12 March 2012). "PPP's Bukhari, Baloch elected Senate chief, deputy unopposed". Pakistan Tribune, 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2014.

External sources[edit]

Electoral background of Nayyar Hussain Bokhari

Political offices
Preceded by
Farooq Naek
Chairman of the Senate
Succeeded by
Raza Rabbani