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Syed Mumtaz Alam Gillani

Syed Mumtaz Alam Gillani
 
 
 
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Syed Mumtaz Alam Gillani (born January 20, 1940 ,Bahawalnagar) is a lawyer.

He was voted into the National Assembly of Pakistan in March 2008.Member of the Standing Committees on Environment and Information and Broadcasting,however, these positions were revoked as a matter of procedure following his appointment to federal minister.He is a founding member and senior leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party.

Political career

He entered politics when he first got elected to the local parliamentary assembly in the 1960s.

Jioning PPP

He became a member of PPP at its founding in 1967.

Campaigned for Fatima Jinnah
He has also campaigned for Fatima Jinnah, the sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, when she ran against Ayub Khan in the presidential elections of 1965.

Election 1988
The first time Gillani met as an MNA (member of the National Assembly) was in the 1988–1990 assembly when he represented the 144th constituency.

Election 2002
In the 2002 General Election Gillani, then representing the Pakistan Muslim League (QA), stood for election in the 189th district and lost to then PPPP candidate Mian Mumtaz Ahmed Matiana.

Election 2008
Gillani represents the 189th constituency, one of the four constituencies of the southern Punjab metropolis Bahawalnagar. Having run as an independent candidate, he joined the PPPP (Pakistan People's Party Parliamentarians) following the 2008 General Election.

President of the District Bar Association in Bahawalnagar

He has been president of the District Bar Association in Bahawalnagar. During his law practice he also became a judge of an appellate tribunal.

Federal minister of Human Rights
He was appointed the federal minister of Human Rights on November 4, 2008, a new portfolio, the Ministry of HumanRights which was carved out of the ministry of law and justice.

A March 2009 disclosure of government minister finances published in Pakistan's Daily Times revealed Alam Gilani's net worth to be around USD 60,000.

 
 
 
 
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