Rana Tanveer Hussain

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Rana Tanveer Hussain
Minister for Science and Technology
In office
24 November 2017 – 31 May 2018
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterShahid Khaqan Abbasi
In office
17 December 2014 – 28 July 2017
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterNawaz Sharif
Preceded byBahadur Khan
Minister for Defence Production
In office
4 August 2017 – 3 May 2018
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterShahid Khaqan Abbasi
In office
7 June 2013 – 28 July 2017
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterNawaz Sharif
In office
31 March 2008 – 13 May 2008
Prime MinisterYousaf Raza Gillani
Personal details
Born (1949-10-01) October 1, 1949 (age 69)[1][2][3]
Sheikhupura, Punjab, Pakistan
Citizenship Pakistan
NationalityPakistan
Political partyPakistan Muslim League (N)
RelativesRana Afzaal Hussain (brother)
Alma materPunjab University
(BA and MA)[2][1]

Rana Tanveer Hussain (Urdu: رانا تنوير حسين‎; born 1 October 1949) is a Pakistani politician who has been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan since August 2018. Previously he was a member of the National Assembly between 1985 to May 2018.

He served as Minister for Defence Production and Minister for Science and Technology, in Abbasi cabinet from 2017 to 2018. Previously he served as the Minister for Defence Production[4] and the Minister for Science and Technology in the Third Sharif ministry.[5][2] A leader of the Pakistan Muslim League (N), Hussain previously briefly held the cabinet portfolio of Minister for Defence Production during the Gillani ministry in 2008.[6][7]

He has previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to Ministry of Finance, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Finance from 1997 to 1999 as well Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

He was born on 1 October 1949 in Sheikhupura, Punjab.[3][1]

He received degree of M.A. in Economics and LLB from the Punjab University, Lahore.[1]

Political career[edit]

Hussain started his political career in 1983 when he became district member of the council in Sheikhupura.[2] He was elected as member of the National Assembly of Pakistan for the first time in Pakistani general elections, 1985 as an independent candidate. He later joined Pakistan Muslim League.[2] In Pakistani general elections, 1990, he was re-elected as member of the National Assembly for the second time.[2]

In Pakistani general elections, 1993, he lost the seat of the National Assembly. In Pakistani general elections, 1997, he was re-elected as the member of the National Assembly for the third time.[2] From 1997 to 1999, he served as Special Assistant to then Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif on Finance.[2]

In Pakistani general elections, 2008, he was re-elected as the member of the National Assembly for the fourth time[8][9] from two constituencies NA-131 and NA-132. He vacated NA-131 seat to retain NA-132.[10]

In Pakistani general elections, 2013, he was re-elected as the member of the National Assembly for the fifth time. In June 2013, he was appointed as the Minister for Defence Production.[4] Later he was given the additional portfolio of Minister for Science and Technology.[11]

He had ceased to hold ministerial office in July 2017 when the federal cabinet was disbanded following the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after Panama Papers case decision.[12] Following the election of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as Prime Minister of Pakistan in August 2017, he was inducted into the federal cabinet of Abbasi.[13][14] He was appointed as federal minister for Defence Production for third time.[15] In November 2017, he was give the additional cabinet portfolio of Minister for Science and Technology after which Minister of State for Science and Technology, Mir Dostain Khan Domki stepped down in protest.[16][17] On 3 May 2018, in a cabinet reshuffle, he ceased to hold the office as Federal Minister for Defence Production after Usman Ibrahim succeeded him.[18] Upon the dissolution of the National Assembly on the expiration of its term on 31 May 2018, Hussain ceased to hold the office as Federal Minister for Science and Technology.[19]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency NA-120 (Sheikhupura-II) in Pakistani general election, 2018.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Profile of Minister". modp.gov.pk. Ministry of Defence Production. Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h PD., MoDP staff release. "MoST minister's profile". Ministry of Science & Technology. Archived from the original on 23 March 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Detail Information". 4 November 2016. Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  4. ^ a b Hussain, Tayyab (8 June 2013). "25-member cabinet takes oath". Pakistan Today. Pakistan Today. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  5. ^ Raza, Syed Irfan (25 May 2016). "Reports suggesting reforms in prison, police systems presented to president". DAWN.COM. Dawn. Archived from the original on 30 November 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  6. ^ Wasim, Amir (13 May 2008). "PML-N walks out after hitting brick wall: Judges issue splits coalition; ministers to quit federal cabinet today". DAWN.COM. Dawn. Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  7. ^ "List of former ministers". 202.83.164.29. Ministry of Defence Production. Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Nazim absorbs first shock, gets ready for another: No-trust motion". DAWN.COM. 6 March 2008. Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Sheikhupura by-election". DAWN.COM. 24 June 2008. Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Sheikhupura by-election". DAWN.COM. 24 June 2008. Archived from the original on 7 April 2017. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  11. ^ "50 plants sealed over impure supply of drinking water". dailytimes.com.pk. 5 October 2016. Archived from the original on 13 October 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  12. ^ "PM Nawaz Sharif steps down; federal cabinet stands dissolved". Daily Pakistan Global. Archived from the original on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  13. ^ "A 43-member new cabinet sworn in". Associated Press Of Pakistan. 4 August 2017. Archived from the original on 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  14. ^ "PM Khaqan Abbasi's 43-member cabinet takes oath today". Pakistan Today. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  15. ^ Raza, Syed Irfan (5 August 2017). "PM Abbasi's bloated cabinet sworn in". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 5 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  16. ^ Reporter, A (28 November 2017). "State minister Dostain Domki resigns". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  17. ^ "Domki's bid to eradicate corruption from ministry leads to his resignation". www.pakistantoday.com.pk. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  18. ^ "Notification" (PDF). Cabinet division. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  19. ^ "Notification" (PDF). Cabinet division. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  20. ^ Report, Gulf News Web (27 July 2018). "Pakistan election results live: Imran Khan wins in Pakistan but needs support to form government". GulfNews. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Minister for Defence Production
2008–2008
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Minister for Defence Production
2013
Incumbent
Preceded by
Minister for Science and Technology
2014–2017