Shibli Faraz

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Shibli Faraz
Leader of the House for the Senate of Pakistan
Assumed office
26 August 2018
PresidentMamnoon Hussain Arif Alvi
Prime MinisterImran Khan
Preceded byRaja Zafar ul Haq
Pakistan Senator from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Assumed office
12 March 2015
Personal details
BornKohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Citizenship Pakistan
NationalityPakistani
Political partyPakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf
ParentsAhmed Faraz
OccupationPolitician

Syed Shibli Faraz (Urdu: سید شبلی فراز‎) is a Pakistani politician who is the Leader of the House for the Senate of Pakistan since August 2018. He has been the member of Senate of Pakistan from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since 2015. He is a member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and was the runner up candidate for the slot of Deputy Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan.[1][2][3]

Faraz is an investment banker by profession and was a Pakistan Air Force pilot and then a civil servant. He has contested the election for the Kohat District mayor in 2002 and his uncle Barrister Syed Masood Kausar had served as the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa governor and his father Ahmad Faraz is one of country's acclaimed poets.[4][5]

He serves as the chairman of the committees on circular debt and commerce and textile in Senate. In August 2018, Prime Minister Imran Khan appointed Faraz as leader of the house in Senate.[6]

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  1. ^ "Maulana Haidri sworn in as Senate deputy chairman". www.khaleejtimes.com.
  2. ^ "Politicians surprised as PTI's Shibli Faraz gets 16 votes instead of 7 - Pakistan - Dunya News".
  3. ^ "PTI, coalition partners sweep senate polls from KP - ARYNEWS". 6 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Senate deputy chairman: Three-hour canvassing gave us 16 votes, says PTI candidate - The Express Tribune". 16 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Senate complete".
  6. ^ Guramani, Nadir (25 August 2018). "PM Khan appoints Shibli Faraz as leader of the house in Senate". Dawn.