Jehangir Bader

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Jahangir Badar
جہانگیر بدر
Chairperson-Senate Committee on Parliamentary Affairs
In office
March 2009 – November 2016
President Mamnoon Hussain
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Personal details
Born 25 October 1944
Lahore, British Raj, now Punjab, Pakistan
Died 13 November 2016(2016-11-13) (aged 72)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Political party Pakistan Peoples Party
Alma mater Hailey College
University of the Punjab
Occupation Politician

Jahangir Bader (Urdu: جہانگیر بدر) was a Pakistani politician and Member of Senate of Pakistan, he served as Chairperson-Senate Committee on Parliamentary Affairs.[1] Affiliated with Pakistan People Party since its inception, Jahangir Badar started his political career with the then PPP chairman Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.

He died on 14 November 2016 due to cardiac arrest.[2]

Early life

Jahangir Badar was born in Lahore in a noble Arain family on 25 October in 1944. He was active in student politics in his university days.

Political career

Jahangir Badar started his political career with Pakistan People Party. He met Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto during General Yahya Khan's regime. Jahangir was arrested for protesting against Yahya regime.[3] He was also arrested for anti-dictatorship protests by General Zia-Ul-Haq and General Pervez Musharaff. Badar was a central figure in PPP's leadership. He held position of Provincial president of Punjab's PPP chapter and General secretary of Pakistan People Party.

He was first elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan in General Elections of 1988 from Lahore as Pakistan Peoples Party candidate, and was appointed Federal Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources, Housing & works And Science & Technology by Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.[4] He was elected to the Senate of Pakistan in 1994 and was assigned the portfolio of Federal Minister for Political Affairs and Religious Affairs and was re-elected to the Senate of Pakistan in March 2009 on a general seat as Pakistan Peoples Party candidate.[5] He was the chairperson of Senate Committee on Parliamentary Affairs and member of senate committees of Foreign Affairs, Petroleum and Natural Resources, Law and Justice. He was the Secretary General of Pakistan Peoples Party since 1999.[6][7]

Death

Badar died on 13 November 2016 on his way to hospital following the heart attack. He was facing cardiac and kidney disorders. He died at 72 and funeral was offered at Punjab University, Lahore.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Chairperson - Senate Committee on Parliamentary Affairs". Senate of Pakistan. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  2. ^ "PPP leader Jehangir Badr passes away". Dawn.com. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  3. ^ https://tribune.com.pk/story/1231377/transition-jahangir-badar-fallen-jiyala/
  4. ^ "Career Profile". PILDAT. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Naek, Jamali elected chairman, deputy chairman Senate". Geo Tv. 12 March 2009. Archived from the original on 10 November 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Senator-jehangir-badar". Pakistan herald. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Senate Profile". Senate of Pakistan. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Jehangir Badar dies".

External links

  • Senate of Pakistan Official Website
  • Pakistan Peoples Party Official Website
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