Honorable Mr. Mamnoon Hussain

President Mamnoon Hussain was born on December 23, 1940 at Agra, British India. He migrated to Pakistan in 1949 with his entire family.

Mr. Mamnoon Hussain received his education in Karachi. He did his B.Com (Hons.) from Karachi University in 1963, and then joined the prestigious Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi from where he completed his M.B.A. in 1965.He joined his father’s factory on completion of his education. Later, he shifted to textile business.

He has been an active political worker since 1968, when he joined the Muslim League, Karachi and was appointed its Joint Secretary. He joined the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), PML(N), in 1993, when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was removed from office by the then President. He was appointed the Finance Secretary of the PML (N), Sindh. In 2001, he was appointed the General Secretary of the PML (N), Sindh, and continued in this office until 2005. After some time, he was appointed the Acting President of the PML(N) Sindh. In recognition of the meritorious service for his party, in 2005, he was appointed Senior Vice President (SVP) of the PML (N) and Member of the Central Executive Committee.

In 1997-98, he was appointed Advisor to the Chief Minister of Sindh. In 1999, he was elected as the President of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI), the largest business chamber of the country. In June 1999, he was appointed as Governor of Sindh, but his term was cut short on October 12, 1999 when the PML (N) government was removed. He was a political prisoner when he raised his voice against the then dictatorial regime.

Mr. Mamnoon Hussain was elected the 12th President of Pakistan as the official nominee of the PML (N) in a landslide electoral victory, and took the oath of office on September 09, 2013. He has resigned from the PML (N) as he believes that the President is a symbol of the Federation, and represents the unity of the Republic, and, therefore, should be apolitical. Mr. Mamnoon Hussain is known as a man of impeccable integrity and courage against all political odds. He is extremely interested to develop the education sector in Pakistan.

Profile of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Prime Minister of Pakistan

 

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has a 29-year experience of mainstream politics and is a foreign-qualified Electrical Engineer. He holds Master’s degree from George Washington University, USA and a bachelor degree in the same discipline from University of California, Los Angeles besides his early education in Karachi and Murree.

 

The 58-year-old he was nominated by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz as its candidate for the slot of Prime Minister after the Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif on July 28, 2017. He was the Petroleum Minister in his cabinet. He entered politics in 1988 after the death of his father, Khaqan Abbasi, an air commodore of Pakistan Air Force and a Minister in the cabinet of General Zia ul Haq. He has been elected six times as Member of National Assembly from Rawalpindi District, from 1988 till 2013.

 

Earlier he held position as Parliamentary Secretary for Defence in 1990, Chairman of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Defence in 1993, Chairman of Pakistan International Airlines from 1997 to 1999 besides briefly holding positions of Commerce Minister and Defence Production Minister in Yousuf Raza Gilani’s Government in 2008.

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Profile of Adviser to the PM on National Security & Foreign Affairs Mr.Sartaj Aziz

Mr. Sartaj Aziz is a development economist and obtained a degree in commerce from the Punjab University in Pakistan and subsequently a Masters’ degree in development economics from Harvard University, USA in 1963.

His career can be divided in four phases: The first phase as a civil servant lasted from 1952 to 1970 in the Ministry of Finance and in the Planning Commission, where he was Joint Secretary, Plan Coordination from 1967 to 1971, and received the award of Sitara-e-Khidmat for his contribution.

In 1971, he began his 12 year international career, when he joined FAO as Director of Commodities and Trade Division in Rome. In 1974, he served as Deputy Secretary General of the World Food Conference, held in Rome in November 1974 and was one of the architects of the global food security system which emerged from the Conference and of the proposal to establish the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). In 1977, after serving as Deputy Executive Director of the World Food Council for two years he was Assistant President, Policy and Planning at IFAD from December 1977 to April 1984.

The third phase of Mr. Aziz career started in 1984 when he returned to Pakistan to begin his political career as Minister of State for Food and Agriculture, a position he occupied for four years. He served as Finance Minster from August 1990 to June 1993 and again from February 1997 to August 1998. He was Pakistan’s Foreign Minster from August 1998 to October 1999. He was elected to the Pakistan Senate in March 1985 and remained its member till October 1999.
In 2004, he started the fourth phase of his career, when he accepted the offer to become the Vice Chancellor of the Beaconhouse National University at Lahore. BNU has made remarkable progress under his leadership in the past 9 years to become one of the leading liberal Art University of the country.

In June 2013, Mr. Aziz resumed his political career, when he joined the Cabinet as Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs.

Mr. Aziz has written several books and articles. His most important contribution to development literature was his book on China, “Rural Development: Learning from China”, which was published by Macmillan from London in 1978. His memoirs entitled “Between Dreams and Realities: Some Milestones in Pakistan’s history”, were published by the Oxford University Press in August 2009.

Foreign Secretary

Ms. Tehmina Janjua

 

Member of the Foreign Service of Pakistan in1984.

Assumed charge as Foreign Secretary on 20 March 2017.

At Pakistan’s Mission Abroad, Ms. Tehmina Janjua served as:

At Pakistan’s Missions Abroad, Ms. Tehmina Janjua served as: Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations and Other International Organizations, Geneva (October 2015 – March 2017); Ambassador of Pakistan to Italy (concurrently accredited to Albania, San Marino, Slovenia, FAO, IFAD and WFP) (2011-2015); Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations and Other International Organizations, Geneva (2005-2009); Counsellor Pakistan Mission to the United Nations and Other International Organizations, Geneva (1996-2000); and Second Secretary/First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations, New York (1990-1995).

She served as the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad in 2011.

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad, Ms. Tehmina Janjua has served as: Director General (Strategic Planning), Foreign Secretary’s Office (2009 to 2011); Director Foreign Secretary’s Office (2004-2005); Director Minister of State for Foreign Affairs’ Office (2000); Director Foreign Secretary’s Office (1995-1996); Acting Director of the Office of the National Security Adviser (1989); and Desk Officer, Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, Foreign Office (1986-1987).

Holds Masters in International Relations (M.I.A) degree from School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University and Literature, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad (1983).

Married to Syed Mansur Raza.

Born on 27 February 1958

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