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Raja Pervaiz Ashraf

Raja Pervaiz Ashraf
 
 
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Profile
Raja Pervaiz Ashraf born December 26, 1950 in Sanghar, Sindh.

Family
Married with two sons and two daughters.

Education
After completing a bachelors degree from University of Sindh in 1970, he went to the United Kingdom and completed a diploma in Industrial Management from the Institution of Works Managers, London in 1974.

Profession

By profession he is an agriculturist and businessman.

Political career
He joined the center-left PPP, and made Gujar Khan his new home.

Chairman of Social action
Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has remained Chairman of Social action from 1994-1996.

Leader of PPP Rawalpindi & MNA Gujar Khan

He is a senior leader of Pakistan Peoples Party from Rawalpindi District. He has been twice elected MNA from his constituency of Gujar Khan, Rawalpindi District, the latest being the February 2008 elections.

Secretary General of the PPP
He is currently the Secretary General of the PPPP. He became the Federal Minister in the coalition government of PPP, PML-N, ANP and JUI-F formed after 2008 elections.

Rental Power Corruption Allegations
There are serious corruption allegation on Raja Pervez Ashraf for receiving kickbacks in rental power projects and buying properties in London. The Supreme Court of Pakistan is hearing rental power projects case "Rental power projects case" and buying property overseas with corrupt payments "buying property overseas with corrupt payments". He was forced to resign due to corrupt practises.

Nominated Prime Minister of Pakistan:

After the official disqualification of Yousuf Raza Gilani on June 19, the allied parties nominated Qamar Zaman Kaira, Makhdoom Shahabuddin, Chaudhry Mukhtar Ahmed and Raja Pervaiz Ashraf for the position of PM.

However, the allied parties unanimously nominated Ashraf as the new prime minister of Pakistan.

The lower house of parliament has been summoned to vote in the new prime minister at 5:30 pm on Friday which will decide Ashraf’s fate as the PM.

17th Prime Minister of Pakistan

On 22 June 2012, Raja Pervez Ashraf was elected as the 17th Prime Minister of Pakistan by a 211-89 vote. Ashraf and his cabinet were sworn in on the same day. His selection as Prime Minister restored the country's government after several days of turmoil where official the country was without a government. The Associated Press said Ashraf's election was "unlikely to calm the tensions roiling the country" and noted that many observers expected him be eventually be ousted like his predecessor. Political analyst Raza Rumi said Ashraf was likely choosen by the PPP because they knew he would not last long.

Immediately after his election, Ashraf said that the economy, inflation, and the country's power crisis would be his top concerns. "Our country cannot afford politics of confrontation at this time," he said. He also said he wanted to deal with the United States on "an equal footing." However, he will likely have to deal with the court's demands to charge Zardari before doing much else.





 
 
 
 
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