Raja Yasir Humayun Sarfraz

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Raja Yasir Humayun Sarfraz
Provincial Minister of Punjab for Higher Education
Assumed office
27 August 2018
Provincial Minister of Punjab for Tourism
Assumed office
27 August 2018
Member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab
Assumed office
15 August 2018
ConstituencyPP-21 (Chakwal-I)
Personal details
NationalityPakistani
Political partyPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

Raja Yasir Humayun Sarfraz is a Pakistani politician who is the current Provincial Minister of Punjab for higher education, and tourism, in office since 27 August 2018. 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]

He graduated from the University of Florida[2] and holds a Bachelor of Science degree.[3][1]

Political career[edit]

He joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in 2013.[2]

He ran for the seat of the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate of PTI from Constituency NA-60 (Chakwal-I) in Pakistani general election, 2013 but was unsuccessful. He received 48,076 votes and lost the seat to Tahir Iqbal.[4]

In 2018, he had applied for PTI ticket to contest Pakistani general election, 2018 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.[2]

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.[5]

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.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Profile". www.pap.gov.pk. Punjab Assembly. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "PhD, MSc degree holders in Federal and Provincial cabinets of PTI government". Dunya News. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  4. ^ "2013 election result" (PDF). ECP. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Election Results 2018 - Constituency Details". www.thenews.com.pk. The News. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  6. ^ Malik, Mansoor (28 August 2018). "Punjab cabinet sworn in: Only 15 out of 23 ministers given portfolios". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 28 August 2018.