Raja Yassir Humayun

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Raja Yassir Humayun Sarfraz
Provincial Minister of Punjab for Higher Education
Assumed office
27 August 2018
Provincial Minister of Punjab for Information Technology
Assumed office
22 July 2019
Provincial Minister of Punjab for Tourism
In office
27 August 2018 – 19 July 2019
ConstituencyPP-21 (Chakwal-I)
Member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab
Assumed office
15 August 2018
Personal details
NationalityPakistani
Political partyPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

Raja Yassir Humayun Sarfraz is a Pakistani politician who is the current Provincial Minister of Punjab for higher education in office since 27 August 2018 and He has been provincial minister of Punjab for tourism from 27 August 2018 to 19 July 2019. He also holds the portfolio of Information Technology since July 22 2019. He has been a member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab since August 2018.

Early life and education[edit]

He was born on 28 December 1972 in Faisalabad, Pakistan.[1] Born to feudal family, his family has significant influence in Chakwal and has been active in philanthropist causes.[2]

He completed his schooling from Aitchison College in 1991 and proceeded to the United States to attend College. He graduated from the University of Florida[3] and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer & Information Systems[4][1]

Political career[edit]

He joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in 2013.[3]

He ran for the seat of the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate of PTI from Constituency NA-60 (Chakwal-I) in 2013 Pakistani general election but was unsuccessful. He received 48,076 votes and lost the seat to Tahir Iqbal.[5]

In 2018, he had applied for PTI ticket to contest 2018 Pakistani general election in Constituency NA-64 (Chakwal-I), but instead was allocated ticket to contest for Constituency PP-21 (Chakwal-I). The allotment of ticket to Sarfraz cased rift in PTI's chapter in Chakwal. It was noted that at-least 3 PTI workers had applied for a ticket for Constituency PP-21 (Chakwal-I) but PTI decided to allocate the ticket to Sarfraz who had not even applied for the ticket.[3]

He was elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of PTI from Constituency PP-21 (Chakwal-I) in the 2018 general election.[6]

On 27 August 2018, he was inducted into the provincial Punjab cabinet of Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and was appointed as Provincial Minister of Punjab for higher education with the additional ministerial portfolio of tourism.<ref>Malik, Mansoor (28 August 2018). "Punjab cabinet sworn in: Only 15 out of 23 ministers given portfolios". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 28 August 2018.</ref

Additional portfolio of Provincial Minister of Punjab for Tourism was taken back from him on 19 July 2019, however he was given the additional portfolio of Punjab Information Technology on July 22nd 2019.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Profile". www.pap.gov.pk. Punjab Assembly. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  2. ^ Dhakku, Nabeel Anwar (22 February 2015). "Raja Sarfraz Khan — an unusual feudal". DAWN.COM.
  3. ^ a b c Dhakku, Nabeel Anwar (22 June 2018). "Differences in PTI Chakwal deepen over award of ticket for PP-21". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  4. ^ "PhD, MSc degree holders in Federal and Provincial cabinets of PTI government". Dunya News. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  5. ^ "2013 election result" (PDF). ECP. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Election Results 2018 - Constituency Details". www.thenews.com.pk. The News. Retrieved 29 July 2018.