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Qamar Zaman Kaira

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Profile
Qamar Zaman Kaira (born January 5, 1960 in Kharian) is the current Pakistani Federal Minister for Information & Broadcasting. He also holds the additional office of the Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas since March 31, 2008. He was also Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan.

Education
Kaira had his primary education from his local school at Lalamusa. He passed his intermediate examinations from F.G. Degree College Kharian Cantt. He graduated from Forman Christian College, and did his Masters of Arts (Philosophy) from University of the Punjab, Lahore. He also has a Masters degree in Political Sciences.Olamba kha!.

Political career
Kaira was elected to the National Assembly and became a minister in the coalition government of PPP, ANP, MQM and JUI-F formed after 2008 elections. He is a senior leader of Pakistan Peoples Party, having won from his local constituency in Gujrat. He was selected to the office of Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas on March 31, 2008, and was given the additional office of Federal Minister for Information on March 14, 2009.

In 2009 on Independence Day, he claimed that the government had crushed terrorism and in a message to the people of Malakand said “I salute your courage. Your spirit is very high and with unity, we would defeat the elements that are against the progress, peace and stability of our beloved country”.

Other positions held
President Student Union, Federal Government College, Gujrat
Nazim, Union Council Lala Musa
Opposition Leader District Council Gujrat
Member National Assembly 2002-2007
Member public Accounts Committee, National Assembly 2002-2007
Chairman Standing Committee SAFRON 2002-2007
Member National Assembly on 17-03-2008

 
 
 
 
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