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Senator Raza Rabbani

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Profile
Mian Raza Rabbani was born in Lahore on 23 July, 1953.

Education
After his early education at the Habib Public School Karachi, he joined the University of Karachi wherefrom he got his B.A. degree in 1976. Therafter, he opted for education in Law and Jurisprudence and got the LLB from the same University in 1981 when he was in jail.

Student life
During his student life, Mian Raza Rabbani pioneered the National Organization of the Progressive Students and was its founder Chairman from 1971 to 1974. He was Chief Organizer of the All-Pakistan Youth Festival held in 1974 at Karachi. He has been information Secretary of the Pakistan Peoples Party District East Karachi, Deputy General Secretary of the PPP Karachi division, member Sindh Executive Committee PPP and President Peoples Lawyers Forum Sindh.

Political activist
Mian Raza Rabbani is a political activist who has always stood for democracy, democratic norms and the cause of Human Rights. He was an active critic of the Martial Law Regime and hence was imprisoned under preventive detention laws for an accumulative period of more than thirty months from 1977 to 1993. He has led a very active political life and has been a staunch supporter of late Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and the Pakistan Peoples Party.

Advisor to the Chief Minister Sindh
Mian Raza Rabbani has been Advisor to the Chief Minister Sindh for Cooperatives from 1989 till 1990.

Human Rights Award of the Lawyers Committee
He has led a number of Youth delegations to various international events and is a recipient of the Services of Human Rights Award of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, Pakistan in 1986.

Member of Senate of Pakistan

Mian Raza Rabbani was elected as member of the Senate of Pakistan in March, 1994 for a six-year term.

Member of the Senate Standing Committees on

  • Foreign Affairs
  • Kashmir Affairs
  • Northern Areas and Law
  • Justice and Parliamentary Affairs.
Position held
  • Federal Minister of State for Law and Justice(1994-1996).
  • Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Senate of Pakistan (1996-99).
  • Chairman, Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting (1996-99)
  • Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Sports and Culture (1993-1994).
  • Member, Senate Standing Committee, on Law & Justice (1996-1999).
  • Member, Senate Standing Committee on Foreign affairs (1996-1999).
  • Advisor, Chief Minister of Sindh, for Co-operative (1988-90).
  • Deputy Secretary General, Pakistan People Party.
  • Acting Secretary General, PPP (2001-2003).
  • Leader of the Opposition in Senate (Jan 2005 - March 2006).
Current position
  • Deputy Secretary General Pakistan People Party.
  • Senator (Four terms)
  • Leader of the Parliamentary Party PPP-Senate
Parliamentary committee on National security

Despite his disagreements with his party, Senator Rabbani was named by the President to be the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security and the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Reform (PCCR).

Public image
Raza Rabbani is one of the very few politicians who has been able to attain and sustain a high level of credibility in the eyes of public as well as among all the political parties. He is one politician who does not have any scandals associated with him; financial, moral, or political. He does not come from a feudal background, but earned his credibility as a competent lawyer and then as a principled based political leader

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Profession
Practicing Lawyer at the High Courts.
Member High Court Bar association.
 
 
 
 
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